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WordPress’ Share Of The World’s Top Blogs Increases

WordPress’ Share Of The World’s Top Blogs Increases

By Chris Crum May 7, 2013 | 3 Comments

The majority of the world’s top 100 blogs are using WordPress, according to a new report from Pingdom, and the content management system’s share of these blogs is on the rise. According to the firm, 52% of these blogs are …

Firefox’s Progress Charted By Pingdom

By most accounts, Firefox 4 represents a big success. It’s received positive reviews and been downloaded a massive number of times. So to celebrate the Mozilla team’s achievement and provide a bit more perspective, a new infographic takes a look …

New Map Shows Extent Of Facebook’s Dominance
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Mark Zuckerberg may not have planned to achieve a sort of global domination while he was coding away at Harvard, but his social network continues to get closer all the time.  A new illustration showing the countries in which Facebook doesn’t rule has been released, and there aren’t a whole lot of them left.

71% Of Internet Users Utilize Up-To-Date Browsers
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The people who work on Chrome, Firefox, Opera, and maybe even Safari and Internet Explorer can take comfort in the fact that their efforts aren’t going unappreciated.  A new report from Pingdom indicates that a significant majority of Internet users are running the most recent version of their browser of choice.

Chrome Triples Market Share Year-Over-Year
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Anyone who wagered Chrome wouldn’t succeed should, regardless of the exact terms of the bet, probably go ahead and pay up.  New stats show that, in the past twelve months, Google’s Web browser has carved out a sizable market share and indeed seems to be catching up to Firefox.

Twitter Sees Big Usage Increase Over Summer
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For some people, summer’s a time to live at the pool.  For others, it’s a season better spent vacationing in another state or country.  But as it turns out, a lot of people used this summer to become better acquainted with Twitter, increasing the overall number of tweets by 33 percent.

Pingdom Documents Top Countries On Facebook

At some point in time, questioning where Facebook’s users are located may cease to make sense; it could be almost the same as asking where people are located.  For now, however, not every Internet user in every country is a member, and so Pingdom took a look at exactly how the spread breaks down.

Report Shows Google *Is* Mobile Search Market
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To a person with poor eyesight, Yahoo, Bing, and just about every other organization trying to compete in the mobile search market might as well not exist.  New stats indicate that Google has an overwhelming lead, allowing it to dwarf competitors by comparison.

Strong International Growth Forecast For Twitter
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If it hasn’t already done so, Twitter may soon need to hire a few translators.  This afternoon, the stats experts at Pingdom took a look at how the site is doing on an international basis, and it seems that Twitter’s rate of growth has become rather high in about a dozen different countries.

Twitter Hits Two Billion Tweets Per Month
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Twitter’s hit another major milestone on its way to becoming an omnipresent method of communication: in May, according to new stats from Pingdom, the site oversaw the transmission of two billion tweets.

That works out to about 64 million tweets per day, 2.7 million tweets per hour, 44,481 tweets per minute, and 741 tweets per second, which is all quite impressive.  The graph below proves that the rate of growth in tweets is rapid, too.

6.7 Billion Tweets Forecast For January 2011
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Forecasters of all sorts have been working overtime the past week or so, discussing floods in the U.S., Greece’s economy, and elections in the U.K.  Now here’s a little something for the tech community: Pingdom has predicted that Twitter will process 6.7 billion tweets in January.

February Tweets Forecast: 1.4 Billion

It’d be a big understatement to say that 140-character messages are becoming more common online.  Tweet-related data has been released (and analyzed), proving that rapid growth is taking place, and one prediction even puts the number of tweets that’ll be transmitted this month at 1.4 billion.

Believe it or not, Pingdom’s forecast is really quite sane.  In December, Twitter passed the billion-tweets-per-month mark.  Then, in January, 1.2 billion tweets were documented.  So 1.4 billion wouldn’t represent much more than the continuation of this trend.

Pingdom Names Facebook “Most Engaging Social Network”
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Some people use their Facebook account like another email address, logging in, checking their messages, and logging out.  Others just add a couple of friends, skim a few status updates, and call it a day.  But data from Pingdom proves that Facebook does a far better job of engaging people than other social networks.

Tweeting Habits Parsed By Time, Day

A new report has shed some light on the habits of Twitter users.  The good people of Pingdom tracked the number of tweets sent over the course of three weeks, and today, released their statistics regarding what days and times folks most like to send messages in under 140 characters.

Pingdom Documents Twitter’s Worldwide Growth

Another school year’s started, and (probably by coincidence) the Royal Pingdom blog has presented what might be considered a long-term report card on Twitter.  The data shows, as a blog post explains, "how Twitter has been taking over the world."

Pingdom Names Most Reliable Blogging Services
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Running a blog can be a big nuisance; you’ve got keep up with current events, write posts, and monitor comments on at least a daily basis.  But new Pingdom statistics should lighten the load by helping people make sure their blogs remain accessible.

Top Blogs’ Favorite Platforms Identified
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Whether a given blogger takes pride in being a weirdo or feels safer as part of a crowd, a new report will help him (or her) sort out exactly where he (or she) stands.  Pingdom staffers took a close look at which platforms are most common among the most popular blogs.