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Age Distribution on Social Network Sites [data viz]

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via royal.pingdom.com Now don’t write off these stats because the source is Royal Pingdom. That site is like BGR (Boy Genius Report) — not credible until recently. Look where Royal Pingdom pulled their stats. ht @percival...
Age Distribution on Social Network Sites [data viz]

Who Uses Social Media More, Men or Women?

gigaom.com
Men are more positively inclined towards social media activities and use social networking sites more than women, according to what Liberty Mutual called a “comprehensive national survey” of online behavior it released yesterday. This is somewhat surprising, since it’s the exact opposite of what other surveys have found, including...
Who Uses Social Media More, Men or Women?

5 years ago today, Microsoft unleashed the biggest troll of all time

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According to Pingdom, Microsoft brought Windows Vista into existence on January 30, 2007, which means it is celebrating its 5th birthday as we speak. I’ve never been a fan of Vista, and honestly can’t really think of anyone who ever was. It was a failed attempt to bulk up on shiny...
5 years ago today, Microsoft unleashed the biggest troll of all time

Mobile now accounts for 10% of Internet usage worldwide, double that of 2010: report

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Mobile now accounts for 10 percent of all Internet usage worldwide, after the rise in demand and ownership of smartphones and tablets saw the proportional use of the mobile Web more than double over the last 18 months. Asia is the region where mobile is most active, accounting for almost 18...
Mobile now accounts for 10% of Internet usage worldwide, double that of 2010: report
Facebook, Twitter, and teens: who's winning the youth war

10 Free Services to Monitor Your Site’s Uptime

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This series is supported by Rackspace, the better way to do hosting. Learn more about Rackspace’s hosting solutions here.You can’t sit staring at your monitor 24 hours a day to keep an eye on your website(s), so thank the heavens for the free services out there that do it...
10 Free Services to Monitor Your Site’s Uptime

[Infographic] A Look Back at UNIVAC

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It was the first computer - ever - and it was turned on in March of 1951 for the U.S. Census Bureau. The UNIVAC, or Universal Automatic Computer, was big: an entire room, filled with more than 5,000 vacuum tubes and consuming 150 kW of power. It operated at a...
[Infographic] A Look Back at UNIVAC

Benchmarking Basecamp's uptime against five other web apps

37signals.com
As we announced at the beginning of the month, we’re always on a mission to improve our uptime. Inaccessible apps are the cause of much frustration and users don’t care whether that’s because they’re scheduled or not. While publishing our own uptimes have been a great step towards getting everyone...
Benchmarking Basecamp's uptime against five other web apps

Ages of Social Networking Users

www.neatorama.com
Royal Pingdom conducted a study of the age distribution of different social networking sites. It’s often middle-aged people who dominate the user bases of these sites: Although we can’t say how this will change over time, at the moment the older generations are for one reason or another (tech...
Ages of Social Networking Users

IRC Has Lost 60% Of Its Users Since 2003, But Life As A Robot Is Just Beginning

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Internet Relay Chat (IRC) has lost 60 percent of its users, going from 1 million in 2003 to about 400,000 today. And IRC channels? In 2003 there were 500,000; now there is half that number. This is due in large part to the advent of the Web, social media, and...
IRC Has Lost 60% Of Its Users Since 2003, But Life As A Robot Is Just Beginning

The Ultimate Social Network Is Twice The Size Of Facebook

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What's the best way to connect to every single person on the Internet? If you said, "Facebook," you're wrong. According to Pingdom, a website-monitoring firm, there are 2.2 billion email users on the planet, out of 2.4 billion Internet users. Facebook recently crossed 1 billion users. Pingdom reported the number...
The Ultimate Social Network Is Twice The Size Of Facebook

Study: Half Of The Top 100 Blogs Now Use WordPress

techcrunch.com
WordPress – both in its hosted and self-hosted forms – has long been among the most popular platforms for personal and professional blogs (and it’s what we use here at TechCrunch, too). Looking at the top 100 blogs in Technorati’s index, a new study by website monitoring firm Pingdom found...
Study: Half Of The Top 100 Blogs Now Use WordPress

Testing the speed of comment systems for blogs

royal.pingdom.com
For blogs and many other types of sites, getting an interaction going with readers is essential. But it would seem that many believe that installing a third-party comment system on a website, something like Disqus, IntenseDebate, or LiveFyre, drags down the site’s speed considerably. Instead of spurring on debate, discussion,...
Testing the speed of comment systems for blogs

Mobile usage doubles, now accounts for 10% of worldwide Internet usage

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The number of people accessing the Web through mobile devices has doubled since 2010 and now accounts for 10% of worldwide Internet usage. According to numbers compiled by Pingdom, Asia’s mobile usage amounted for 17.84% of the country’s total Internet usage, a 192.5% increase over the past 18 months....
Mobile usage doubles, now accounts for 10% of worldwide Internet usage

Rackspace launches cloud monitor

gigaom.com
A new Rackspace service will give its customers a better view into how their cloud infrastructure is working around the world, according to John Engates, Rackspace CTO. Launching Wednesday, the new Rackspace Cloud Monitoring service comes out of Rackspace’s purchase of Cloudkick two years ago. The availability of such services that provide...
Rackspace launches cloud monitor

Chrome and Firefox usurping Internet Explorer in certain regions

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Although Internet Explorer held its majority — albeit steadily shrinking — market share for global browser usage in April, a new post from Pingdom illustrates that Microsoft has already been trumped by Google and Mozilla in certain regions. Citing StatCounter, the company has compiled usage data for North America,...
Chrome and Firefox usurping Internet Explorer in certain regions

Pingdom: The world belongs to Internet Explorer, but Europeans are fans of Chrome

thenextweb.com
Internet-monitoring giant Pingdom is back, with a report this time on global browser market share. The interesting finds? Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 9 push seems to be paying off, as the browser has captured the leading spot in North America with 21.2%. It’s followed closely by Google Chrome at 20.2%, but...
Pingdom: The world belongs to Internet Explorer, but Europeans are fans of Chrome

Pingdom's broadband speed report reveals Asia is both at the top and bottom of the spectrum

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Website monitoring service Pingdom has  released a report on Internet speeds around the world with a focus on the top five. It’s probably not surprising to learn that three out of the top five are countries in Asia, after all, who has not lusted after the kinds of speeds that...
Pingdom's broadband speed report reveals Asia is both at the top and bottom of the spectrum

Social media demographics 2012: 24 sites including Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn

venturebeat.com
If you ever wanted to know the age and sex of social media users on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Tumblr, Reddit, Hacker News, Slashdot, Github, Stack Overflow, Orkut, Quora, WordPress.com, Blogger, Flickr, Myspace, Tagged, Hi5, LiveJournal, Yelp, deviantART, StumbleUpon, Goodreads and Last.fm … you’re in luck. Performance monitoring service Pingdom has...
Social media demographics 2012: 24 sites including Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn

Erlywarn: The simple service that texts you whenever your site is down or slow

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Anyone that has ever ran a Web service or even a simple homepage knows that downtime happens, and because of this, there are plenty of site monitoring tools out there. Many of these services work extremely well for traffic-heavy sites, and others, like Pingdom, even play friendly with smaller operations....
Erlywarn: The simple service that texts you whenever your site is down or slow

About Half Of The Top Blogs Use WordPress, Research Shows

marketingland.com
Blogging is a WordPress-dominated world. Close to half of the top 100 blogs are using WordPress as their publishing system. That’s according to new research published today by the folks at Royal Pingdom. Pingdom used the Technorati Top 100 blogs list as its source list and found that 49 of......
About Half Of The Top Blogs Use WordPress, Research Shows
911: PagerDuty gets $10.7M for IT incident alert platform

Is Pinterest more popular than Tumblr in the U.S.?

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New data compiled by Royal Pingdom seems to indicate that Pinterest has overtaken Tumblr in terms of traffic. [Read more]...
Is Pinterest more popular than Tumblr in the U.S.?

WordPress completely dominates top 100 blogs with 49% majority

thenextweb.com
While for a moment Tumblr gave WordPress a run for its money, WordPress now powers nearly 73 million blogs (Tumblr has 51 million), and continues to expand its massive reach. But aside from new blogs popping up all over the place, a closer look at Technorati’s top 100 list reveals how...
WordPress completely dominates top 100 blogs with 49% majority

Study: WordPress Grabs More Share Of Top 100 Blogs

marketingland.com
WordPress continues to gain in popularity among top blog publishers. The blogging platform’s market share rose to 52 percent, up from 48 percent last year, according to Royal Pingdom, which uses the Technorati Top 100 blogs list for its annual study. To get a sense of WordPress’ growth... Please visit Marketing...
Study: WordPress Grabs More Share Of Top 100 Blogs

The Olds Shall Inherit the Web: Most of the People on Your Social Networks are Over 35

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(Photo: Shermanave.com) Uptime monitoring company Pingdom crunched the numbers behind the U.S. demographics of some of the Internet’s most devoted communities in 2012, and unearthed some pretty interesting stats. Though the majority of the web’s infrastructure was built by people who have never played Pokemon or seen an episode of Boy...
The Olds Shall Inherit the Web: Most of the People on Your Social Networks are Over 35

Revl Comes Out Of Beta, Promises To Help Students And Other Job Seekers Get Noticed

techcrunch.com
CEO Dennis Albinus recently told me that it’s time for a new kind of job site — which is what he’s trying to build with Revl. Albinus wants job seekers to build their profiles on Revl, which is coming out of beta today. Obviously, many people already do that on...
Revl Comes Out Of Beta, Promises To Help Students And Other Job Seekers Get Noticed

Dashboard specialist Geckoboard rolls out customizable widget editor

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Geckoboard, which provides virtual dashboards for businesses, is launching Widget Editor to allow developers and companies to build and share their own widgets. Companies including Klout, Woopra, FreeAgent and Infusionsoft have already used the expanded developer platform to integrate into their own services. Getting set up to tinker seems pretty...
Dashboard specialist Geckoboard rolls out customizable widget editor

More question marks over Twitter, as developers found to be forbidden from monitoring its API

thenextweb.com
Twitter is already coming under intense scrutiny from the developer community, after outlawing the creation of new third party clients and, more recently, suggested that more restrictions are coming, and that’s not likely to be helped by Pingdom stumbling upon a clause within the microblogging service’s API Terms of Service which expressly forbids monitoring of its...
More question marks over Twitter, as developers found to be forbidden from monitoring its API
Caves, ships and aging gasometers: 3 unlikely homes for data centers
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