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MySpace rules the web…

Posted by rantaboutit on January 29, 2007

An article i was reading listed the 20 most popular websites where people spend time. I should admit i was pretty much surprized after going through the list. I was expecting Google to top the list but turns out that isnt true.

So, the big question is, where do we spend all our time online? Which websites are more successful in capturing our attention compared to others?

Lets go over some facts

  1. The Top 20 Websites add up to 39% of all our time spent online.
  2. MySpace, a social networking site owned by News Corp tops the list by a big margin.
  3. Surprizing Yahoo YHOO is ranked #2, thanks to Yahoo Finance, Flickr and Yahoo portal.
  4. Google GOOG is ranked #5 well below msn.com owned by Microsoft MSFT ranked #3 and eBay EBAY ranked #4. People spend 4 times less time on Google than Yahoo.
  5. YouTube a popular video sharing website makes it to the list at rank #12
  6. Adultfriendfinder.com also finds a place in the list suggesting need for a friend or two for the lonely Americans.
  7. Some of the expected sites were Amazon AMZN, Craigslist.com and Wikipedia.org
Conclusion: Only 2.1% of our time is spend on Google. This stands out to surprize everyone. However if you think clearly you will realize that we end up using Google services like Gmail, Google Maps, Google search as quick read or look up. But we end up spending more time on social networking sites and portals with loads of contents.

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Newspaper blogs beats newspaper news…

Posted by rantaboutit on January 29, 2007

The number of visitors to the blog pages of the top 10 online newspapers grew 210% in the past year, far outpacing growth to the parent sites.

NetRatings Inc. NTRT found that while the unique audience to online newspapers grew by 9% in 2006 where as the number of visitors to blog pages at the top newspapers grew at 13% of the parent sites’ total traffic.

Here are the most popular online newspaper blogs and links to their pages with their estimated December audiences.

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$140 trillion in Assets !!!

Posted by rantaboutit on January 21, 2007

Yeah you heard me. World assets were all time high at $140 trillion (includes stocks, bonds and other financial assets) in 2005. McKinsey & Co. conducted a study mapping financial assets around the globe and seek the flow of these assets from region to region.

This study helps you understand where the investors as well as the banks are investing. It is clearly indicating that investors and banks are spreading their investment portfolio in diverse broader markets.

U.S is still the leader, taking in about 85% of the flow from countries that are net exporters of capital (like Japan, China and Middle East OPEC countries). This means that of the all the saving that citizens world-wide are willing to put outside their own country, the U.S gets 85% of it.

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