Asking the Stupid Questions Since 1971
Net usage numbers. Some interesting Net usage numbers from ComScore, which bought Media Metrix. Total US online users is about 143 million. AOL Time Warner, MSN, and Yahoo each have more than 100 million unique monthly visitors, with the AOL network tops at 107 million. In other words, 70 percent of all Internet users in the US went to those three sites last month. It's like the broadcast TV networks in the 50s and 60s, except there is plenty of competition. [Werblog]
I worked for the company which designed the MediaMetrix data warehouse, but I wasn't involved with that project.
Cast a net for a set of personal UUIDs (read: telephone numbers). Notify me if anyone within tooth-shot has more than a specified threshhold of n contacts in common. Offer to broker an introduction.
As he sees it, the crowds who surround us every day constitute a huge waste of social capital. If you live in a city for instance, there are many who pass within a few yards of you each day who could give you a ride home, buy an item you're trying to sell, or consider you as dating material.
The new iChat instant messaging app can use Rendezvous to discover and directly connect with other iChat users on the network, adding colleagues and friends to the list when they enter the network and removing them when they leave, all automatically.
Assume that there are 10 minutes of advertisements for each half-hour of fluff. We might potentially see 280 minutes of advertising, but we're more likely to see 60 — assuming we only watch advertising-supported fluff, which we don't. Not only is the advertiser not getting their money's worth, but we're wasting an hour that we'll never see again.
Do you remember your President Nixon?
Do you remember the bills you had to pay?
Or even yesterday?
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Ubiquity. 3,000 intentional hot spots; 1M potential locations. 212 conf centers, 3,032 train stations, 5,352 airports, 53,500 hotels, 72K business centers, 202K gas stations, 480K restaurants, cafes, and bars; 1.1M retail stores.as blogged by Glenn Fleishman in [80211b News]. That's an interesting set of numbers. How many libraries are there? 117,418