Monday, 30 September 2013

The top 100 tools for learning by Jane Hart

For the seventh time Jane Hart aka @c4lpt publishes results of a yealy study about the top tools for learning. No wonder Twitter is the number 1 for 5th time - it is a very good way both to follow the media and gurus around the world but also for discussing.

One of my favorite tools, Pinterest, raised 14 steps to #22. What happened to your favorites?

Monday, 5 August 2013

Why do people share online

Interesting study about why people share online found via Timo Rainio, thanks :).

Friday, 31 May 2013

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

The evolution of the LinkedIn Homepage

During the 10 years history of LinkedIn their homepage have had very different kind of looks. Do you still remember some of them?

Monday, 15 April 2013

The most important social media services in Finland

Last month I blogged in Finnish about the stats brought by YLE, the Finnish broadcasting company studied the most important social media platforms Finns are using.

They came up with this kind of list:

TOP 9 Social media sites in Finland according to Yle
1. Facebook - about 2 million Finns over 13 years
2. Suomi24 - a Finnish discussion forum owned by media company Aller has  1.7M registered users, during the last year 40% of them have logged in (also anonymous commenting is possible)
3. IRC-Galleria has 451 000 registered users, about 200 000 of them are visiting it weekly.
4. LinkedIn has 440 000 Finnish users
5. Twitter is used by around 300 000 Finns
6. Foursquare has about 75 000 registered users
7. Google+ about 50 000 Finnish accounts, but only some 20 000 of them are in active use
8. Instagram no estimates of users
9. Pinterest - no estimates of users. 

Early this month Antti Leino got some estimates of Finnish Pinterest users
100 000 Finnish accounts, almost 60% of them ladies.

Friday, 25 January 2013

Spam blog comments

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How do I know they are spam? Because they are far too generic to be real - these comments could (and have) been added to any blog.

So sorry spammers, my blog is not worth of your time :P.

The most popular Google services by usage by Alexa

According to Alexa Google is the most popular site in the world while number 2 is Facebook.

And the most popular Google services aka sub sites by usage (hours spent on the site) are:
Percent of all Google site visitors
  1. Search  71.36%
  2. Gmail 44.93%
  3. Profile 36.34%
  4. Google Drive (Google Docs) 9.12%
  5. Google Plus 7.72%
  6. Google Translate 6.07%
  7. Help 5.00%
  8. Maps 4.91%
  9. Google Drive 4.10%
  10. Play 2.59%
  11. Adwords 2.18%
  12. News 1.75%
  13. Sites 1.01%
  14. Code 0.91%
  15. Feedburner 0.78%
  16. Product forum 0.74%
  17. Groups 0.67%
  18. Url 0.56%
  19. Developers 0.56%
  20. Picasa 0.55%
  21. Image search 0.53%
  22. Ejabat 0.46%
  23. Google Scholar 0.14%
Interesting isn't it? So Google documents are used more than Google Plus while Picasa for storing and viewing photos is not used that much. By the way, for a researcher the Google Scholar is quite useful service. :)

Monday, 7 January 2013

Amazon has an hidden empire in the web

If you think is for buying books you may be surprised by this presentation. It is one of the giants of the web. How come?