Always cogent Technorati CEO Dave Sifry is back today with a preview of the April 2007 State of the Live Web. Stay tuned for his full write up which will be replete with charts, stats, observations and analysis. He’s updated the name for his twice annual State of the Blogosphere because…

It’s informative, entertaining, vexing, touching, enervating and, every
once in awhile, utterly unforgettable. It is, truly, the Live Web. — Dave Sifry

He notes in today’s preview that tagging is now hugely popular — i.e. assigning a keyword or keyword phrase to categorize your blog or podcast or other UGC – user-generated content.

Technorati now includes tags broken out into categories for blogs, video, podcasts, music, people and events. More about Technorati tags.

If you look below, you’ll see that I’ve assigned several tags to this blog entry, including Dave Sifry and Technorati. Click on them and you’ll understand how tagging helps you find and sort information on the Web.

Useful Link

State of the Blogosphere (all the links, stats and charts from Oct. 2004 – Oct. 2006)