What happens in an internet minute in 2018? Well, a lot more that you or I would think. Every year, @LoriLewis and @OfficiallyChadd compile the numbers–and publish the graphic as seen above. [Read more…]
The Public Interest Registry (PIR.org) and Nonprofit Tech for Good have released the results of their annual survey, the 2018 Global NGO Technology Report. The report details “how non-governmental organizations (NGOs) worldwide use web, email and mobile technology, online fundraising tools and social media, as well as manage data and security.” [Read more…]
The Alexa What’s Hot feature was just officially turned off today. If you now go to www.alexa.com/whatshot you’ll be redirected to a support article on the site: [Read more…]
Today, Tuesday, February 9th, is Safer Internet Day. I honestly didn’t realize that it was Safer Internet Day yet, until a friend of mine posted about Google giving us 2 extra GB of data in our Google Drive accounts. If you do a quick 2 minute security check of your Google Account, Google will reward you with extra storage space (which they normally charge for). There are, in fact, other things that you can do today, as well, for internet security. Here are three things that you can do right now, today, that will make the internet safer for you and for all of us. [Read more…]
One of the things that I monitor on a regular basis is the Alexa What’s Hot (on the web), formerly called the Alexa Hot URLs. In order to be on that list (that’s updated every five minutes or so), the site has to have a LOT of traffic going to it. So, when I looked at the list of top 20 URLs on the web in terms of traffic, I was surprised to see two new gTLD domain names there on the list. While I’m surprised that this is the first time I’ve seen new gTLD domains there, I’m not surprised that they are .CLUB domains.
The two sites are DatingAdvices.Club and HomeFitnessBeauty.Club. Unfortunately, looking at these particular names, though, it appears that they’re most likely on the list of Alexa What’s Hot URLs because they’re doing something nefarious with the traffic or doing something that isn’t “natural”. [Read more…]
Every month about this time comScore releases its search engine market share data for the previous month. I try to cover this every month, and report the search engine rankings. During January 2014, Google continued their reign in the search engine market with 67.6 percent the market share. Microsoft had 18.3 percent, and Yahoo! with 10.4 percent. Here’s some more detail: