Category Archives: The Web by Numbers

“What Happens in an Internet Minute”

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….

What happens in 1 minute on the Internet

 

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Canadian Culture Consumption Online

I came across this interesting study by Statistics ┬áCanada 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.

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Did You Know? The Top 12 Websites from 2001, 2007 and 2012

Using the InternetHow we use the web has definitely changed over the years, and sometimes (because things change so fast), it’s hard to think back to the state of the web eve a few years ago.

I came across an interesting article on the Social Talent website that talks about the Top 12 websites from just over a decade ago, five years ago, and then currently. Alexa.com has some great information about website popularity, but what I find interesting about this article is that it shows us more of a web timeline.

Can you guess what the top sites were in 2001? 2007? and today?

Test yourself. Then check your answers.

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