Stephen VanDyke schrijft over hoe hij aan nieuws komt via het net en heeft er een mooie grafische voorstelling van gemaakt. Hoe kom jij aan je nieuws? Via vrienden, zoals Douglas Rushkoff in Tipping Point beschrijft of via de papieren media of TV?
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Where have all the users gone?
One of my favorite tools for studying trends on the web is Alexa's traffic anlaysis tool. (From that link, select a "site info" for one of the sites listed on that page, and then click on the "see traffic details" link on the subsequent page and you'll see what I'm talking about.)
From time to time I take a look up various sites within Alexa's tool to see how things are doing. I was astonished to see what the trends are in the past six months, for many of the sites I visit.
In a word, the trend is down.
See a pattern? I do. The Alexa rankings for many name-brand websites are way, way down. And going down more. Even eBay! Amazon! AOL!
But it's not all doom. Some sites, including some international ones, and some of the social networks, are trending upwards.
So what are the possible explanations?
2004-05-28, door Inne ten Have
- Part 1: On Blogosphere Growth
It's been 4 months since last October's State of the Blogosphere report, so it's time to update the numbers! For historical perspective, you can see earlier State of the Blogosphere reports from July 2005, from March 2005, and from October 2004.
- Part 2: Beyond Search
In Part 1 of the State of the Blogosphere report, I covered the overall growth of the blogosphere. Today I'm going to cover the growth of the blogosphere as media, and discuss some of the emerging trends that deal with handling information overload. In a world of over 50,000 postings per hour, and over 70,000 new weblogs created each day, keeping on top of and in tune with the most interesting and influential people and topics is the new frontier beyond search. I've also got some surprises for you at the end of this post, two new features that I hope you'll find useful. But first, let's get our hands dirty in the data!
Geschreven door David Sifry op Sufry's Alerts
2006-02-14, door Inne ten Have
The Life Cycle of a Blog Post, From Servers to Spiders to Suits — to You
You have a blog. You compose a new post. You click Publish and lean back to admire your work. Imperceptibly and all but instantaneously, your post slips into a vast and recursive network of software agents, where it is crawled, indexed, mined, scraped, republished, and propagated throughout the Web. Within minutes, if you've written about a timely and noteworthy topic, a small army of bots will get the word out to anyone remotely interested, from fellow bloggers to corporate marketers. Let's say it's Super Bowl Sunday and you're blogging about beer. You see Budweiser's blockbuster commercial and have a reaction you'd like to share. Thanks to search engines and aggregators that compile lists of interesting posts, you can reach a lot of people — and Budweiser, its competitors, beer lovers, ad critics, and your ex-boyfriend can listen in. "You just need to know how to type," says Matthew Hurst, an artificial intelligence researcher who studies this ecosystem at Microsoft Live Labs. Here's how the whole process goes down during the big game.
Gevonden op WIRED
2008-01-28, door Inne ten Have
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