Saturday, April 5, 2008

Who's in Imminent Danger from Whom?

Elephant Paints Self Portrait

Although this is likely the result of training and memorization, not the free expression of extra-species artistic creativity - I am flabbergasted and this is still unbelievable.

The Most Popular Websites Ever

  1. Yahoo!

  2. YouTube

  3. Windows Live

  4. Google

  5. Myspace

  6. Facebook

  7. Microsoft Network (MSN)

  8. Hi5

  9. Wikipedia

  10. Orkut

I simply assumed Google would be number 1 - I mean how could it not be? But to my grave surprise it didn't even make the top 3! Yahoo!, Windows Live, and YouTube beating the Goliath Google - WOW.

Furthermore, I can't believe YouTube was as close to the most visited website as any other website in history - that's just craze. I guess its like TV on steroids. And who could contend for the masses attention better than that?

Blogger didn't even make the top 10 (it was 11).

Plus, where is Amazon and Craigslist in all of this?

A distant 45 and 66. Damn.

I think it shouldn't be especially surprising that 4 of the top 10 websites ever graced by the human eye were social networking sites, but it is considerably interesting nonetheless.

I think this was the case because, really when it comes down to it, the average person's favorite pastime is to talk about/promote themselves as often and in as many ways as possible to other people. Thus, the most effective and popular sites which serve this function were bound to dominate Internet Traffic.


P.S. The US list makes way more sense to me.