Here are my weekly notes:
- Happy Chinese New Year! I had a great dinner tonight with Sharon’s family.
- Nicholas Carr wrote an interesting post this week about what he calls “the information triumvirate” – the web as the medium, Google as the navigation of that medium, and Wikipedia as the destination.
- According to new traffic data from Hitwise, Twitter surpassed Digg for the first time this week. Maybe that’s why they have been able to raise more money at a $250 million valuation.
- One of my favorite commercials is The Discovery Channel’s “I love the whole world”. I guess Microsoft Learning thought it would be fun to spoof! The Halo one is pretty good, actually.
- Wizzard Media announced on Thursday that it recorded 1.2 billion podcast download requests in 2008. Fairly impressive numbers!
- Here’s some more statistics: the Internet 2008 in numbers from Pingdom.
- And even more: comScore estimates that the worldwide Internet population is 1.5 billion. Amazingly, they estimate that 21.8 million Canadians are online.