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Posts Tagged ‘2012’

Internet 2012 in numbers

There is so much happening on the Internet during a year that it’s impossible to capture it all in a blog post, but we’re going to give it a shot anyway. How many emails were sent during 2012? How many domains are there? What’s the most popular web browser? How many Internet users are there? These are some of the questions we’ll answer for you.

To bring you these answers, we’ve gone to the ends of the web – wherever that is – and back again, and compiled a list of truly fascinating facts about the year that was. Some of the numbers are snapshots taken during the year, others cover the entire period. Either way, they all contribute to giving us a better understanding of Internet in 2012. Enjoy!

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The best Pingdom blog posts of 2012


The year 2012 is coming to an end, and 2013 is waiting around the corner. It’s time for a quick recap of some of the best and most interesting posts we’ve published this year. This is of course just a small percentage of all the posts we’ve produced this year, so you may very well have missed some of them, especially if you’re not a regular reader.

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Web performance – Weekend must-read articles #31

web performance

This is our collection of must-read articles for the weekend.  There’s something about performance tuning, Python, web fonts, and more.

Every week we bring you a collection of links to places on the web that we find particularly newsworthy, interesting, entertaining, and topical. We try to focus on some particular area or topic each week, but in general we will cover Internet, web development, networking, web performance, security, and other geeky topics.

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Web performance – Weekend must-read articles #30

web performance

This is our collection of must-read articles for the weekend.  There’s something about GitHub, Etsy, and more.

Every week we bring you a collection of links to places on the web that we find particularly newsworthy, interesting, entertaining, and topical. We try to focus on some particular area or topic each week, but in general we will cover Internet, web development, networking, web performance, security, and other geeky topics.

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Web performance – Weekend must-read articles #29

web performance

This is our collection of must-read articles for the weekend.  There’s something about SPDY, caching, Google Octane, mobile web, Facebook and more.

Every week we bring you a collection of links to places on the web that we find particularly newsworthy, interesting, entertaining, and topical. We try to focus on some particular area or topic each week, but in general we will cover Internet, web development, networking, web performance, security, and other geeky topics.

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Report: Social network demographics in 2012

people social mashup

Do you know how old the average Twitter or Facebook user is? Do you know what share of Reddit’s users are women? We could go on and on; when it comes to social network demographics, the questions are endless. This article is going to answer those questions for you, showing you the age and gender distribution on 24 of today’s most popular social networks and online communities.

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Web performance – Weekend must-read articles #28

web performance

This is our collection of must-read articles for the weekend.  There’s something about the Olympics, PhantomJS, DNS TTL, web performance work at Lonely Planet and Yahoo, and more.

Every week we bring you a collection of links to places on the web that we find particularly newsworthy, interesting, entertaining, and topical. We try to focus on some particular area or topic each week, but in general we will cover Internet, web development, networking, web performance, security, and other geeky topics.

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Web performance – Weekend must-read articles #25

web performance

This week we focus on web performance. There’s something about HTTP pipelining, scalable web architectures, python memcache client, and web performance testing with Fiddler.

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Web performance – Weekend must-read articles #24

web performance

This week we focus on web performance. There’s something about SPDY and how it’s gaining traction, high performance HTML 5, latency as a constraining factor in achieving faster web browsing, and much more.

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Data centers

This week we bring you a lively mix of topics, all interesting and engaging in their own ways. There’s something about squirrels and mega data centers, Digg.com and Twitter gets mentions, and some really good reading about the technology of the London Olympics.

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