I was wondering by creating the internet how many businesses have suffered by not adapting quickly. I was looking at a newspaper and realized how long it had been since I actually picked up a physical newspaper with the invention of the internet and news so easy to access on the go. You can just log onto numerous websites or you can just have news updates send directly to your phone all for free. Since the need to actually read the newspaper has diminished the businesses that actually produce the printed material have to come up with a new way to make money. By selling advertising space online companies have been able to fill in the gap of lost revenue.
Monday, September 13, 2010
A question came into my mind today, what are the most popular websites? It is no surprise that google is # 1, yahoo.com and youtube take spots 2 & 3. Live.com and facebook round out the top 5 websites. What makes them the most popular websites it traffic. The popularity is based on how many people visit the website. It is not based on sales or how productive or well organized the site is it is solely basic on hits to the site. Each of these sites recieve millions of visitors a day. Many people visit the same sites multiple times a day, how many times a day do you check your facebook account? and each time you visit the site gets another hit making their website popularity rise. Just in case you wanted to know msn.com, wikipedia.com, blogger.com, myspace.com and yahoo.co.jp rank # 6-10 in that order for most popular websites.
source website http://mostpopularwebsites.net/
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
I was looking for something to write my first blog on and it is amazing what you can find through google. It never ceases to amaze me what people will spend their time doing. I was looking for boring websites that people had put together and the first hit on google was "the world's most boring website" so of course I just had to visit it. They are right they are really boring, no color, white background with gray type very little variance in type size and color creating no hierarchy. If you want though you can buy a T-shirt or other world's most boring website merchandise. Would I say that they are the most boring website ever created, not really sure I have visited every website that has ever been created. I guess it just goes to show you, you really can make a living from anything even the world's most boring website.