Monthly Archives: September 2012

Whose list?!

Imagine a site where you could browse for gently used and new furniture, appliances, electronics, and collectibles. Imagine a site where you could explore apartments, vacation homes, rentals, and office space. Imagine a site where you search for a job, a gig, a service, or even a date is possible. Imagine a site where all of this is possible.

Good thing you don’t have to imagine, because the site is Craiglist.

Craigslist logo

Started in 1995 as an email distribution in San Francisco by (you guessed it) Craig Newmark, this online classified advertisement site has over 20 billion views per month.

What the Washington DC craigslist looks like.

It has revolutionized the way advertisements work for two main reasons: it’s free, and it’s user friendly.

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To Be The “Pulse of the Planet”

Micro blogging. 140 character limitations. #Hashtags. RT: Retweets. All of which are integral to Twitter.

Just under five years old, Twitter exemplifies the new social norm: open, but limited, communication.

There’s no doubt that the world wide web has altered our way of connecting with people and sharing information, from how much and how often, to even with whom. Our expectations, behaviors, and relationships with each other and with organizations as sites incorporate tools that discourage people from posting longer comments.

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Google Takes Over!

How many times do you use Google a day?

Google is more important than certain bodily functions.

To find out, simply go to your web history page, which records your searches on Google properties (Google Images, News, Video, Maps, etc.) It only records this data while you’re signed however, so I wasn’t able to get an accurate number. I guesstimate at least 20 times though!

Google has very little competition from other search engines, namely Bing and Yahoo!. According to this article depicting the hit statistics of Google, Bing, and Yahoo, they have approximately 66.8%, 15.6%, and 13.0% of the market, respectively as of June 2012.

Is this an accurate image of the relative size of the top search engines?

Fun Fact: Yahoo! is actually powered by Bing, even though they operate as separate search engines.

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Your Face, My Book, Our Facebook

Have you ever said, “This is totally going on Facebook!”

I know I’m guilty of it.

Ten years ago, no one would have dared putting personal details on the Internet. Today? People are a lot more comfortable sharing more information with more people. Take a look at these stats:

  • Daily active users are up to 526 million (up from 372 million last year)
  • 300 million photos are uploaded to the site each day
  • 3.2 billion Likes and Comments are posted daily

Truth be told, Facebook has really become an integral part of life. I feel like I have to constantly check notifications from friends, family members, peers, and co-workers to stay up to date. I’m even “friends” with my boss and a few teachers whom I keep in contact with. Facebook is where group projects take place, how weekend plans are made, and what I use to keep in touch with people living elsewhere.

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