Trend Hunter Report 2008

January 7th, 2008

If you find innovation cool and wish to keep track of trends, visit Trend Hunter now.

Internet World Stats November 2007

January 5th, 2008

Internet World Stats logoComplete 2007 year-end Internet statistics are not quite ready yet. Field data will be arriving during January, and so by the end of the month we hope to have a general update. However new statistics as of November, 2007 are available at IWS. This update also includes the change to our new world population reference source, which from now on will be the U.S. Census Bureau. This Federal Agency is very reliable and trustworthy.

OECD Broadband Stats

December 30th, 2007

OECD logoThe Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Developement, better known as the OECD, provides online access to a range of broadband-related statistics gathered by the OECD. The OECD has indentified five main categories which are important for assessing broadband markets.

India Internet Social Networking

December 22nd, 2007

India flagFor the past year, global networking sites have been growing in popularity among young Indians. According to JuxtConsult, a New Delhi-based online research and advisory company, 44% of Indian online traffic uses the Internet just for social networking. Google’s (GOOG) Orkut is the most popular social networking site in India, with a 64% market share. Facebook is also winning many Indian fans, especially students.
India is as hooked on social networking as any other country. Part of the reason is easier broadband connectivity. A 2007 report by the software industry association group Nasscom estimates broadband subscribers—currently 1 million—will hit 20 million in three years. By 2010, the total number of Internet users in India will grow to 100 million, from 42 million now. This will surely enhance virtual hangout plays like the social networking sites. Read more about Internet in India.

Website Flipping

December 13th, 2007

flipping websitesSomething new and different. Today a press release with an attractive title caught my attention: “The Latest Rage: Flipping Internet Sites for a Fast and Hefty Profit.”

A “website flipper” is someone that buys an underperforming website, makes changes to it, monetizes it, and then sells it at a profit.

Well, I did some research about ” flipping websites ” and here is what I found out…

2008 Australia Internet Stats

December 8th, 2007

Australia flagHere are the Internet usage statistics for Australia 2008.

Internet Porn Stats

December 5th, 2007

Pornography is big business in the Internet:

Every second - $3,075.64 is being spent on pornography
Every second - 28,258 Internet users are viewing pornography
Every second - 372 Internet users are typing adult search terms
Every 39 minutes: a new pornographic video is being created
More porn statistics are available at Top Ten Reviews.

Hungary Internet Broadband

December 3rd, 2007

Hungary flagHungary was home to 1.11 million broadband subscriptions at the end of October 2007, up from 1.09 million at the end of September, according to data published by NHH, the National Telecommunications Authority. Of the end-October total, 721,000 were ADSL lines, up 1.1% on the previous month, and 389,000 were cable internet subscriptions (+3.3%). Meanwhile, the number of main lines in service dipped 10,000 to 3.266 million in October from September, the NHH said. Read more about Hungarian Internet Statistics.

Domain Counts and IP Statistics

November 26th, 2007

InternetThere are approximately 96,040,381 active domains in the Internet today, according to statistics from DomainTools dot com. The most numerous domains are evidently the dot com domains. Each day about 787,052 new domains are registered, 160,191 domains are transfered, and about 84,250 domains expire. Get all the details at domaintools.

The number of IPs is 2,739,844,492 as of 2007-10-31, distributed in 237 countries. See the country IP list here.

Internet Usage To Outpace Infrastructure By 2010

November 24th, 2007

People over a certain age regard the Internet as a technological marvel they don’t fully comprehend. However if you are under a certain age, the Internet has always existed and this technology is taken for granted. But no matter which side of the age divide you are on, there is a very good chance that the Internet plays a significant role in your daily life. And, you almost will certainly agree that maintaining a robust, expanding Internet that delivers more and better services to more people worldwide should be an international priority.

Web 2.0 technologies keep growing and they hog bandwidth. We should all be worried. The Internet Innovation Alliance (IIA) explains the situation we are facing in a 5 minute video entitled: What is exactly the Exaflow?

A report issued by the U.S. firm Nemertes Research warned that the information superhighway could become clogged with data by 2010. The reason, Nemertes explained, is that bandwidth usage is outpacing infrastructure build outs.

If nothing is done, the implications are that in the near future Web pages would take longer to load and users will suffer frequent interruptions in videos that are downloaded or streamed, according to Nemertes analysts. In other words, back to the future, we’re going back to the dying days of dial-up access if nothing is done soon about Internet infrastructure.