China's bloggers hit 19.87 million"”report

The number of Chinese bloggers reached 19.87 million in early November, a report released by Chinese Internet company Baidu, quoted by a Xinhua report said.

The figure represents a 24% rise over from the 16 million people who wrote their own blogs at the end of November last year, according Baidu.

The report further said Chinese bloggers updated their blogs every 7.6 days on average and 3.02 million were active bloggers who posted new writings within seven days. Just 4.6% of web writers updated their blogs every day.

The number of blog service providers rose nearly 55% in the past year to 1,460.

Qzone, which was run by Tencent, had the most bloggers and visitors, the Xinhua report said.

The growth in the number of Chinese bloggers slowed over the past year, leading to 20% of the top 100 providers to abandon the service.

Baidu released its first report on Chinese bloggers last December. The Internet search company plans to launch a special blog search service soon.

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