News about the growth of the blogosphere are controversial with some reporting growth and others about decreasing activity. The social media intelligence service NM Incite reports about ongoing strong growth, but includes social networks used to blog and microblogging services. Taking this in consideration the amount of blogs has increased from 36 million in 2006 to 173 million in late 2011. To understand the growth the amount of readers may become considered being equal to 1 in 4 in the US now. Remarkable by the way is the importance of the blogging network Blogger, which is mentioned to be the second largest social network just after Facebook.