Internet 2011 in numbers | Royal Pingdom


So what happened with the Internet in 2011? How many email accounts were there in the world in 2011? How many websites? How much did the most expensive domain name cost? How many photos were hosted on Facebook? How many videos were viewed to YouTube?We’ve got answers to these questions and many more. A veritable smorgasbord of numbers, statistics and data lies in front of you. Using a variety of sources we’ve compiled what we think are some of the more interesting numbers that describe the Internet in 2011.

via Internet 2011 in numbers | Royal Pingdom.


The end of social

Much as Im tempted to talk about Facebook privacy, Im going to resist. Plenty has been written about Facebook and privacy, Facebook and “forced” sharing, Facebook and sharing by default, Facebook this and Facebook that. And Im sure much more will be written about it.Tim OReilly has been supportive of Facebook. The company has frequently been clumsy, but its also been willing to push the limits of privacy in ways that might be potentially creative and in ways that might potentially create more value for us than we give up.

via The end of social – OReilly Radar.


US judge orders hundreds of sites “de-indexed” from Google, Facebook

After a series of one-sided hearings, luxury goods maker Chanel has won recent court orders against hundreds of websites trafficking in counterfeit luxury goods. A federal judge in Nevada has agreed that Chanel can seize the domain names in question and transfer them all to US-based registrar GoDaddy. The judge also ordered "all Internet search engines" and "all social media websites"—explicitly naming Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Bing, Yahoo, and Google—to "de-index" the domain names and to remove them from any search results.

The case has been a remarkable one. Concerned about counterfeiting, Chanel has filed a joint suit in Nevada against nearly 700 domain names that appear to have nothing in common. When Chanel finds more names, it simply uses the same case and files new requests for more seizures. (A recent November 14 order went after an additional 228 sites; none had a chance to contest the request until after it was approved and the names had been seized.)

via US judge orders hundreds of sites “de-indexed” from Google, Facebook.


Jeff Bezos Owns the Web in More Ways Than You Think

“What I’m about to show you,” Jeff Bezos says, “is the culmination of the many things we’ve been doing for 15 years.”

The CEO of, in regulation blue oxford shirt and jeans, is sitting in a conference room at his company’s spiffy new headquarters just north of downtown Seattle. It is mid-September, exactly one week before he will introduce a new line of Kindles to the world. He has already shown me two of them—one with a touchscreen, the other costing just $79—but that’s not what’s truly exciting him. It is a third gadget, the long-awaited Amazon tablet called the Kindle Fire, that represents his company’s most ambitious leap into the hearts, minds, and wallets of millions of consumers.

via Jeff Bezos Owns the Web in More Ways Than You Think | Magazine.


Social Media — 4 Trends to Watch in 2012

I am on a mission to help Fortune 500 companies answer the question, “What is a social media and how can it help our company?”

Senior executives and managers can not make decisions or allocate budget to something they know very little about. You are at a competitive disadvantage if you do not embrace the power of social media and understand how it applies to the enterprise. Your competitors are already there. Your incoming digital native workforce is there. In fact, 2012 is the year companies will move from social media to social business.

via Beverly Macy: Social Media — 4 Trends to Watch in 2012.


EDP suspende página do Facebook para reavaliar estratégia nas redes sociais

A página da EDP no Facebook já não está disponível. “Na última semana, a página deixou de cumprir os requisitos para a qual foi lançada pelo que decidimos a sua suspensão temporária para reavaliamos a nossa estratégia nas redes sociais, nomeadamente com a introdução de novas ferramentas”, justificou ao M&P fonte da empresa.

EDP suspende página do Facebook para reavaliar estratégia nas redes sociais | Meios & Publicidade.


What Your Admin Should Know About Cloud Management – infographic

How fast is the average virtual infrastructure growing? Would you believe that 80% of them are adding 10-50 VMs annually? And that 63% of those surveyed are handling cloud computing installations. IT management provider Solarwinds interviewed 120 of their customers and came up with this infographic. It also includes five tips for making better cloud choices.

via Infographic: What Your Admin Should Know About Cloud Management – ReadWriteCloud.