All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Pingdom’

WordPress’ Share Of The World’s Top Blogs Increases

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 using WordPress, up from 48% a year ago. To come up with the top blogs, Pingdom looked to Technorati, which …

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Pingdom: Facebook Could Be Bigger Than Any Country On Earth By 2016

Pingdom has put together some stats and charts today with the goal of proving that Facebook may be able to become the biggest “country” on the planet (in terms of population) by the year 2016. Noting that Facebook already overtook the U.S. three years ago, Pingdom points out that China and India are still ahead of the social network. Stats …

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You Can’t Really Appreciate The Internet Until You See Just How Big It Is

The Internet is a massive series of tubes network that we often take for granted in our everyday lives. It’s not often that we get to see just how big this network really is, but a new report gives us a nice overview. Pingdom, a Web site monitoring company, has collected a number of statistics that shows just how big …

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Despite 5 Awful Years, Windows Vista Still #3 Most Used OS In The World

Today marks exactly five years since Microsoft cast the cruciatus curse of operating systems onto PCs everywhere: Windows Vista. The reviews have never been… kind, to put it gently. You’d be lucky to find anyone these days who could convincingly make up something nice to say about Vista let alone actually share honest praise of it yet, in spite of …

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Report Looks at Just How Important Email is To Google, Microsoft and Yahoo

Pingdom has put together an interesting report looking at just how important webmail is for the three companies that dominate it – Google, Microsoft, and Yahoo. Citing data from Alexa, the firm finds that Gmail makes up 23% of the traffic to Google.com, Hotmail gets 39% of the traffic to Microsoft’s Live.com, and Yahoo Mail gets 20% of the traffic …

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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 at how the browser got to this point. Credit for constructing the infographic goes to Pingdom, and if you’re curious, …

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New Map Shows Extent Of Facebook’s Dominance

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.

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71% Of Internet Users Utilize Up-To-Date Browsers

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.

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Chrome Triples Market Share Year-Over-Year

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.

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Twitter Sees Big Usage Increase Over Summer

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.

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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.

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Report Shows Google *Is* Mobile Search Market

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.

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Strong International Growth Forecast For Twitter

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.

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Twitter Hits Two Billion Tweets Per Month

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.

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6.7 Billion Tweets Forecast For January 2011

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.

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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.

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Pingdom Names Facebook “Most Engaging Social Network”

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.

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