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?