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Is Digg Still Relevant?

March 15th, 2010 by Jeremy

SmartBlogs.com recently asked if Digg is still relevant.  Below is my comment:

“Great question and I think what you may be asking is “will Digg still remain relevant in the future”. We know it certainly is still relevant today with 40 million visitors, 500 million page views a month, 20,000 daily submissions, 170,000 daily Diggs, and 19,000 daily comments (source: http://gigaom.com/2010/03/11/digg-cassandara/).

I think online news in general still isn’t anywhere as social as consumers of that content want it to be so I still see Digg as very relevant. Other social networks may have more users but many of them are “closed” where Digg for the most part remains “open”. I think Digg is smart by tapping into other social networks to improve its algorithm. I found the revenue portion of the article most interesting. Digg most likely is concerned with the amount of content and data Facebook has to draw upon from their users. Likewise Digg surely wants to get as much information from their users to gain insight in the likes and dislikes of its users so they can serve up and sell very personalized ads.”

Posted in Technology on March 15th, 2010 by Jeremy at 10:12 pm with (63 views)

2009 Broadband Growth

March 15th, 2010 by Jeremy

I like statistics and facts and I know this is random but found this chart of broadband subscribers interesting.  Source: http://gigaom.com/2010/03/12/us-broadband-2009/

Posted in Technology on March 15th, 2010 by Jeremy at 10:06 pm with (31 views)

Office 2007 vs. 2010

March 6th, 2010 by Jeremy

Doesn’t look like much is changing if you are planning on upgrading from Office 2007 to 2010. What do you think?

Posted in Technology on March 6th, 2010 by Jeremy at 9:05 am with (403 views)

Data Visualization of The State of The Internet

March 1st, 2010 by Jeremy

The video goes quick so I jotted down the numbers below for us to analyze.  Here are some interesting facts about the state of the Internet:

  • 1.73 billion – Internet users worldwide (September 2009)
    • 738,257,230 in Asia
    • 418,209,796 in Europe
    • 67,371,700 in Africa
    • 20,371,700 in Oceania / Australia
    • 179,031,479 in Latin America / Caribbean
    • 252,908,000 in North America
  • 90 trillion emails sent on the Internet in 2009
  • 247 billion is the average number of emails per day, 200 billion of those emails are SPAM (81%)
  • 1.4 billion email users worldwide
  • 234 million websites as of December 2009
  • 126 million blogs on the Internet
  • 84% – Percentage of social network sites with more women than men
  • 27.3 million tweets per day on Twitter (November, 2009)
  • Ashton Kutcher has 4.25 million followers on Twitter (@aplusk)
  • Facebook serves up 260 billion page views per month (6 million page views per minute and 37.4 trillion page views in a year)
    • Page Views per month
      • Facebook 260 billion
      • MySpcae 24 billion
      • Twitter 4.4 billion
      • LinkedIn 1.9 billion
    • Facebook needs as many as 30,000 servers to run the site
    • 350 million people on Facebook
    • 2.5 billion photos uploaded each month to Facebook (about 30 billion a year)
    • There are 4 billion photos hosted on Flickr (October 2009)
    • YouTube serves up 12.2 billion videos per month in the US
    • Hulu serves up 924 million per month in the US
    • The average person watches 182 videos per month on the Internet in the US (82% of us)
    • 148,000 new zombie computers created per day
    • 2.6 million malicious code threats at the start of 2009 (viruses, trojans, etc)

Posted in Technology on March 1st, 2010 by Jeremy at 11:00 pm with (78 views)

Top 5 Changes The iPhone Needs To Stay Dominant

January 13th, 2010 by Jeremy

Kevin Rose: Top 5 Changes The iPhone Needs To Stay Dominant:

  1. Create an expedited app review process
  2. Allow apps to be hosted, sold, and installed on 3rd party websites
  3. Allow the creation of apps to compete with your own native apps
  4. Multi-tasking
  5. AT&T stinks – move to Verizon

Posted in Technology on January 13th, 2010 by Jeremy at 6:49 pm with (25 views)

Gmail Contacts: Find Duplicates

December 15th, 2009 by Jeremy


If you use Gmail to manage your contacts you will likely be happy to hear that they just added a find duplicates button which lets you find and merge your duplicate contacts.  I ran the tool tonight and found out I had 92 duplicates from my 733 contacts.  This was a huge time saver…

Posted in Technology on December 15th, 2009 by Jeremy at 11:23 pm with (90 views)