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The top 100 sites on the internet

The top 100 sites on the internet
Explore this interactive graphic to find out which are the biggest sites on the internet, as measured by the Nielsen company. This feature is part of SuperPower, a season of programmes exploring the power of the internet. About this data The data used to generate the interactive treemap visualisation were collected by the Nielsen company and covers the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Brazil, US and Australia. The figures represent unique users for the month of January 2010. The categories - such as retail, social networks, search/portal - were defined by the BBC. The maps were produced using the Prefuse Flare software, developed by the University of California Berkeley. Did you find this graphic useful?

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Huge number of Web sites barely visited, report finds Editor's Note: The following article is reprinted from TechWorld. The Internet, famously, has a long tail, but a new analysis has revealed another characteristic of this vast slew of obscure Web sites. Huge numbers of them are never visited. Analyzing visits to several million Web sites during the last quarter of 2009 for its State of the Web report (registration required), cloud security startup Zscaler created a Hilbert curve-generated "heatmap" of active and inactive IPv4 sites from real customer data. As expected, the grid that emerged from this showed clusters of active sites as white dots, a large volume of reserved or non-routed addresses in gray, but it was the sea of dark that loomed largest of all.

Twitter Turns on “Tweet Your Location”, Mapping Tweets on Twitte Twitter is in the process of enabling geolocated tweets on If you have the feature enabled you should notice a “Tweet with your Location” option that uses the Google Maps API to map the tweets. The option gives Twitter users the option of tweeting their location on and then allowing others to view the precise location on Google Maps. Spotted initially yesterday, Twitter seemed to pull the feature before anyone had a chance to use it, today appears to be the day of its full roll out across the site. Developers have had access to the feature for some time via the Twitter API for their own Twitter clients, but this is the first location feature we’ve seen Twitter enable on its own website. If you have the feature enabled you should see a pin underneath the tweet itself here but you’ll also be able to see them in the stream view, for example here.

The 100 Best, Most Interesting Blogs and Websites of 2013 Editor’s note: 2015’s list of the best, most interesting websites has arrived! Welcome to one of the web’s most anticipated lists of the year: The 100 Best, Most Interesting Blogs and Websites of 2013. This is the second such list I have made since founding DailyTekk and it’s very special. 100+ Sites to Download All Sorts of Things These days you can find all sorts of things online, from audio books to flash files, from sound effects to CSS templates. Below we compiled a list with over 100 download sites that serve that purpose. We will also try to keep the list updated, so if your favorite download site is not here, let us know about it with a comment. Audio Books

29 social networks that have at least one million visitors per day Although Facebook is by far the largest social network out there, the social network sphere is large and has a ton of players. We were curious about which of them are the most active. To find these sites, we decided to focus on the number of daily visitors to each site. The number of (unique) daily visitors is an interesting metric since it doesn’t rely on registered users (who may or may not be active) or monthly visitors, where some may visit the site as seldom as once per month. Internet 2009 in numbers What happened with the Internet in 2009? How many websites were added? How many emails were sent? How many Internet users were there? This post will answer all of those questions and many more. Prepare for information overload, but in a good way.

Google Reader quietly releases “Play”, a new feature for explori Google Reader is pushing out a new feature called Play to some of its users. If that link brings up a 404 error, bad news, you don’t have access yet. You can read the official Google announcement here. The new Google Reader area found at is designed to give feeds rich in visuals a place to be browsed. This will only move to cement Reader as the best, and most popular RSS reader in the world.

The 100 Best, Most Interesting Blogs and Websites of 2012 (Categorized) Editor’s note: 2015’s list of the best, most interesting websites has arrived! I don’t know about you, but I’m constantly running into so many cool websites I want to remember or recommend to people but I don’t always have time to make a note of them, add them to Evernote, bookmark them in Delicious, etc. So this is a good example of a post I created as a personal (and completely unscientific) resource that other people will probably benefit from as well. 100 Amazing Web Tools for Hobbyist Scholars Art & Design A student attending a school of art and design must learn how to communicate ideas through visual language. They study contemporary and classic artists, and learn traditional and modern methods of creating art, covering media like paint, sculpture, textiles, or digital design. With solid foundations in drawing, developed discipline and knowledge, students may pursue a variety of careers in graphic design, product design, conceptual art, illustration, and other fields.

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