So, two big numbers were reported today, and I’m not sure which is more impressive. The first is that Technorati is now tracking 3 million weblogs. I would conservatively estimate that this site was in the first 50, or maybe 500. Astounding. The second is that Wikipedia is up to 300,000 articles. The Encyclopedia Britannica contains 85,000 articles. And the articles are no joke, either. I can’t remember the last time I wanted to know more about a particular historical topic and didn’t get some useful information out of Wikipedia. The first generation of dot coms may have blown up, but the user-made web is growing faster than ever.