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pingdom customer serviceWe take customer service very seriously at Pingdom. If you need to get in touch with us, for whatever reason, you can do so via phone, email, chat, and social media. We’ve even made it easy for you by collecting all service and support information in one place.

Twitter is one of the channels we use for support. In fact quite a number of messages to our Twitter account @pingdom are really support issues. Now we ask ourselves, and you, if we should set up a separate Twitter account just for support?

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Pinterest beats Facebook in number of users per employee

pinterestPinterest can’t challenge Facebook’s 1.06 billion users, but it seems to prove that you don’t need a lot of employees to get a lot of users.

Being a rising star in social media, Pinterest is expanding both in employees and in users. According to our numbers, Pinterest clearly beats both Facebook and Twitter when it comes to the number of users per employee, being the most efficient company in social media right now, at least in that respect.

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Facebook may be the largest “country” on earth by 2016

Facebook logoFacebook overtook the United States as the third largest “country” three years ago, and in September 2012 Facebook announced that it passed the one billion user mark.

China and India are currently the two most populous countries in the world. But can Facebook  become the largest “country” on earth and when will it happened? We think we have the answer.

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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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swedenWant to know what Internet users in Sweden do online each day? When most Swedes start using the Internet? What they buy online? Answers to all of that and more can be found in this report, just released by the Internet Infrastructure Foundation in Sweden.

Even though we really love stats and really digging into them, at 69 pages in total, this report is a bit beyond what we would call easily digestible :)  So, quite simply, we thought we’d summarize it, highlighting some of the more funny and interesting aspects of the report.

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Pingdom is heading to Internet Days in Stockholm

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Pingdom is heading to Internet Days in Stockholm for a schedule full of presentations, discussions, debates, and banter about all things related to the Internet. Some of us Pingdom geeks will be hob-knobbing with the over 1,500 participants expected to attend this year.

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IRC is dead, long live IRC

IRCIRC (Internet Relay Chat) has been around since 1988, which makes it ancient in Internet terms. And although it’s still used by hundreds of thousands of users around the world, IRC has seen a dramatic downturn in usage.

We have talked to the creator of IRC, and others, about why the once so widely used technology has seemingly fallen out of favor with so many users.

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Gulltaggen 2012Gulltaggen, “The Nordic Premier Digital Marketing Conference,” kicks off today in Norway. It’s an annual awards ceremony, which aims to “stimulate and reward the heroes in digital creativity.”

This year’s Gulltaggen is headlined by Sir Tim Berners-Lee, so it’s clearly quite a show. Of course this caught our attention so we set out to take a look the websites run by the producers of the projects that are up for an award at this year’s Gulltaggen.

We found some interesting things indeed.

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In this show, we talk to Jon Buscall of Jontus Media, a digital marketing strategy, content creation, and web design business, about podcasting.

Jon creates and publishes podcasts for his own company as well as for clients so he has plenty of experience to share. We talk about why you, as a company, would want to start a podcast; what kind of equipment is needed; and how a podcast can fit in the mix of blogging, social media and what else you’re already doing.

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Make your website TV-friendly with our 10 great tips

Do you have a big screen TV in your living room? Of course you do! Do you browse the web using that TV? Probably not, but you will sooner or later.

With sales figures for TVs that can connect to the Internet increasing fast, it’s time to start thinking about how your websites will look and work for someone sitting on a couch in front of a 60″ HDTV.

What kind of adjustments to your site’s design and functionality will you have to do? Read on to find out.

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