1 billion web sites in 2013

Netcraft has been tracking the number of web sites on the internet for many years. Every month, they publish their latest numbers. As of May 2012, their chart shows close to 700 million sites (the blue line is the number of unique domains, the red one is sites with unique HTML which excludes placeholder templates […]

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Om!

Congratulations to Om for breaking the Skype-Microsoft news, which must be among the very biggest tech stories ever broken by a blogger. And as Om told me this morning, this is the kind of day when you are glad to be hosted on WordPress.com (GigaOM is a WordPress VIP and is currently seeing record traffic […]

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Privacy

After reading a couple of excellent posts about online identity/privacy by Om Malik and John Battelle, I decided to sign up for Rapleaf to see just what they know and track about me. My reactions: – Their data about my location, jobs, age, etc is accurate – Seeing that someone collects that data about me […]

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Future of publishing

Great post by Clay Shirky about what’s happening to newspapers and publishing as we transition to an increasingly digital world. Some choice quotes: With the old economics destroyed, organizational forms perfected for industrial production have to be replaced with structures optimized for digital data. During the wrenching transition to print, experiments were only revealed in […]

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