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Half a, Er, Billion (Not Trillion)

By - June 08, 2005

That’s a lot of posting, folks.

Ask Jeeves®, Inc. (Nasdaq: ASKJ) today announced that Bloglines™ (, the world’s most popular free online service for searching, subscribing, publishing and sharing news feeds, blogs and rich web content, has set a new standard among newsreaders: 500 million blog and news feed articles are now stored in the service’s comprehensive, searchable database.

Update: Got ahead of myself. Saw trillion where I shoulda seen billion. That’ll be next year’s post…

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6 thoughts on “Half a, Er, Billion (Not Trillion)

  1. Trillion or Billion?

  2. Taylor Anderson says:

    That’s 76 THOUSAND posts for each and every man, woman and child on earth… Really?!?!??Including my grandmother and my two-year-old?? Man… Somebody’s got WAAAAY too much time on their hands. (That or they’re including all of the Male Enhancement adverts in the count.)

  3. ZF says:

    500 million is half a billion, about one for every 12 current human inhabitants of the planet.

  4. T Campbell says:

    And it still can’t show me anything that was posted this year.

  5. Scott Rafer says:

    Hey, give ‘im a break. The guy was on the BBC World Service last night. Math is apparently other people’s hill to climb.

  6. Jason Davis says:

    Hi John, This has nothing to do with this post but how does one contact you about the new ad network you are building. I read about it on webpronews.