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Do you need TV? I don’t have one

According to IBM survey on “television sets are losing ground to the internet”, conducted in 2007, 66 percent responded spent one to four hours in front of the television versus 60 percent on the internet. That was 2007.

So 2009, television is in one corner of the arena and Internet is in the other. Who is going to be the winner?

I personally have not had TV over 5 years, do not miss it or use it. Among the people I know, I am not the only one. Since getting my own place my dear Internet has replaced TV, radio, books, magazines, newspapers and occasionally telephone. The amount of online resources offers every thing from broadcasts, cartoons, radio to any entertainments.

The power behind Internet is the choice of information. What to watch, listen, and read, when or how long as well as freedom to share my opinion about anything that is happening in the world. TV shows, music, news, chatting, working, study, reading, games anything really. Read more »

How does Internet traffic break down?

I was reading one of my favourite magazines WIRED (this year’s September version) and saw the following data on how traffic on the Internet breaks down. 45% is web traffic, must be HTTP and FTP, P2P has some 25%, Streaming has surprisingly low 8%, email has some 6%, VOIP has 3%, IP VPN has 3% and the rest 8% is other.

Now you know what causes internet traffic.

Now I might need to get an iPhone

Skype finally came out with their version for the iPhone, I have not downloaded it yet, but I need to that through the Application Store, the bst thing is that is is free, hope it works. This is great news for the user, but I am wondering what o2 will be saying in  the UK as they have the rights to sell the phone in the UK and are making their money out of the tariff, will they be loosing out? Know they are fighting Play.com on the SIM free phones Play is selling.

International Search Summit in Oslo has started

Firstly check out the Reykjavik Intenret Marketing Conference Expo – Or RIMC next week, 20th of March.

“Russia is the fastest growing search market in Europe but it’s easiest to get you money out of Brazil” Says Andy Atkins Kruger in his presentation. The emerging markets are Brazil, Russia, India and China or BRIC as it’s called. Russia is quite target-able through cities as some are larger than the whole population of countries in Europe.

The conference just started and It looks good, John Brenne of Webcertain Oslo gave a good introduction of things to come and Andy took over and is now talking about the the diffirent language markets focusing on the above BRIC.

India is a market that not so many target, it seams a forgotten market. The growth of Internet usage is great, even though the country only holds only 10% of the Asian Market. Read more »

Internet consumer trends in Scandinavia

At Nordic eMarketing, one of our big goals right now is help even more companies to increase and strengthen their presence on the Scandinavian markets. We are therefore really excited about the latest report on digital media consumer behavior and trends in the Nordic and Baltic countries, from one of Scandinavia’s largest telecom providers, Telia Sonera.

The report divides digital media consumers up into four different categories, “tech parents”, “iToddlers”, “infomaniacs” and “IT high society”. The latest group is defined as the most important and influential one. The report even appoints the “IT high society” as the new “upper class” of digital media consumers.

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viewzi.com my new favourite tool

Short and sweet go to http://www.viewzi.com and check it out. Thanks Leigh for the pointer. Great tool and it’s even in BETA my other favourite search engine!

Google reports one Trillion unique URLs on the Internet

“Google says the Web has hit a new milestone: more than one trillion active, unique URLs.” That is something like 1.000.000 x 1.000.000 = 1.000.000.000.000. To compare that number to something:

1.000.000.000.000
305.000 people live in Iceland
65.000.000 people live in the UK (around)
235.000.000 people live in the US (around)
7.000.000.000 people live on the earth
5 people live, not on earth :-)

Con grat internet users, this is a milestone!

Finding your bank account emptied can be a nightmare!

True? Hmmm yes…. Online identity theft is the fastest growing crime in America and the UK, with over over 50,000 people become victims of identity theft every day. Imagine that!

85% of victims don’t even find out about the theft, until they’re denied credit, the average victim spends over 600 hours fixing the problem, it takes the average victim a staggering one and a half year to return to normality! To top it up one in ten adults will be victims of identity theft in the next five years and the amount of cash spent during an average identity theft crime is 100,000 US dollars.

And to top it up Internet users like me and you are a staggering 50x more likely to fall victime to identity theft than those that do not use the Internet.

What is the world comming to!

Google announces a “Flash indexing algorithm”

Finally I must say, now that Adobe has made Flash indexable Google launches their Flash indexing algorithm. As most SEO people know the big problem with Flash-based websites has been that they could not be properly indexed by the likes of Google and Yahoo. Flash websites have been favored by marketers and advertisers for a long time, because of the ability to create rich, interactive Web experiences and now they can be indexed by Google, now let’s see what Yahoo and MSN do.

Advanced partner training at Indextools

Just came from Budapest, Hungary, with my friend Olafur from MBL. We did a two day advanced course in web analytics, with focus on Yahoo’s Indextools. The course was designed to help us gain more skills in Web Analytics and to fully utilize the tool. We did that and more, we had a great tutor Mihaela Popa and Charlie Holbech and his team made us feel at home. Great stuff, or as Dennis Mortensen would say, SUPER!

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