Archive for November 28, 2006

Silfry’s State of the Internet

I love the charts from Silfry about the state of the internet. Below is a direct quote from the site:

  • Technorati is now tracking more than 57 Million blogs.
  • Spam-, splog- and sping-fighting efforts at Technorati are paying dividends in terms of the reduction of garbage in our indexes, even if it does seem to impact overall growth rates.
  • Today, the blogosphere is doubling in size approximately every 230 days.
  • About 100,000 new weblogs were created each day, again down slightly quarter-over-quarter but probably due in part to spam fighting efforts.
  • About 4% of new splogs get past Technorati’s filters, even if it is only for a few hours or days.
  • There is a strong correlation between the aging and post frequency of blogs and their authority and Technorati ranking.
  • The globalization of the blogosphere continues. Our data appears to show both English and Spanish languages are a more universal blog language than the other two most dominant language, Japanese and Chinese, which seem to be more regionally localized.
  • Coincident with a rise in blog posts about escalating Middle East tensions throughout the summer and fall, Farsi has moved into the top 10 languages of the blogosphere, indicating that blogging continues to play a critical role in debates about the important issues of our times.

November 28, 2006 at 10:04 pm Leave a comment

Art Face Off

Art Face Off

Tech Crunch listed Art Face Off as a contest between different categories of Art, where the winners are voted on by the public and the winner recieves $1000.

I think this would be a good idea for already existing social sites, like YouTube and Flickr. TBS is attempting to create a video contest along the same lines where people upload “funny” videos and the winner gets $10,000. This is just restating the obivious value of user generated content to attract generation Y and the advertisers that target them.

November 28, 2006 at 8:02 pm Leave a comment

Digestive Ecstasy

Pecan PieToday one of our clients, Network International, sent the office a pecan pie from “Goode Company“.

Holy smokes. It is so good.

Apparently I am not the only one that thinks so, as I found the fourth result in Google was a link to someone asking for the recipe. (Sorry no one has replied)

So, if you are ever in Houston you had better stop in for some pie. No wonder we are one of the fattest cities in the U.S.

November 28, 2006 at 7:26 pm Leave a comment

Flickr Photos

November 2006



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