Ever wanted to know what happens on the Internet in the time it takes to boil an egg? I came across this fascinating (and somewhat overwhelming in terms of the data) infographic and an enlightening article by Krystal Temple on the Intel website. It’s incredible to think how much we’re downloading, sharing, buying, etc. through the web, if this is all that happens in 60 seconds….
I came across this interesting study by Statistics Canada on demographic differences in Internet usage, in relation to ‘consumption of culture’. It’s a very in-depth study, but well worth checking out for some intriguing observations, particularly around how older generations are closing the gap with younger Canadians when it comes to using the Internet.
Looking for examples on what NOT to do? Check out Web Pages That Suck. It’s been around for a long time, and although a lot of the commentary is about the design (i.e. in terms of the more technical HTML and CSS etc.), the site points out issues of navigation, integration (or a lack thereof), stale content, and overall misses between purpose and audience.
You can browse the archives, but it’s worth looking at Worst Websites of 2011 for inspiration.
I came across this interesting article on Yahoo today:
“The United States and Australia will announce cooperation on cyber warfare as the close allies mark 60 years of a defense treaty by tackling 21st-century threats, officials said Wednesday.
US and Australian foreign and defense ministers will add the issue to their joint security treaty during talks Thursday in San Francisco, where the nations first signed the agreement in 1951, US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said. ”
For more, see the full article titled “US, Australia to take up cyber war in treaty“.
What are your thoughts?