Do Google searches for “facebook” mirror African Internet growth trends?

Google Trends Interest over time allows us to view search trends for specific geographic areas by month. Since Facebook use is synonymous with Internet use in the majority of African countries, we’ve attempted to use search interest for the network to make conjectures about the stage of African Internet growth in each African nation. We’ve …

ISPs plan to hijack browsers and limit Internet access to combat copyright piracy

Comcast has confirmed that it will prevent repeat file sharers from browsing the Web until they call the company to resolve the matter. The move is part of a Copyright Alert System that was recently rolled out by several major Internet service providers. The system has earned the nickname “six strikes,” due to its series …

Fresh Direct online grocer’s website outage after domain renewal failed

FreshDirect, the online grocer that serves New York City and surrounding areas, suffered a website outage after failing to renew its domain name, showing that even a dot-com company can lose track of its Web address. FreshDirect said in an e-mailed statement that it experienced a “renewal issue” yesterday with its Web address, meaning its …

The Top 10 tech trends for 2012

(CNN) — From the continuing rise of tablet devices to the daily-deals craze and the return of the Internet IPO, 2011 has been a transformative year for technology. The pace of change has become blisteringly fast, with traditional industries — bookstores, video-rental chains, newspapers — crumbling more quickly than we could have imagined. read more

Top 20 Social Media Statistics For Fall 2012

Cara Pring recently posted a blog with over 200 of the latest social media statisticsfor 2012 (as of September) and the results are mind blowing. After reviewing all the social media stats for 2012, it’s hard to imagine that it won’t reach a point of near-complete saturation and integration into modern society. Some might argue …