Please enjoy some data, presentations and infographics from Mashable and others. Happy New Year!
2010: The Year Facebook Dethroned Google as King of the Web [STATS]
“It’s only a matter of time until Facebook topples the entire Google empire, though. We’ve seen the trend develop for months: Facebook is getting bigger than Google. According to comScore, Facebook’s U.S. traffic grew by 55% in the last year and has shown no sign of slowing down… The social network accounted for 8.93% of all U.S. visits in 2010 (January-November), beating Google (7.19%), Yahoo Mail (3.52%), Yahoo (3.30%) and YouTube (2.65%). However, Facebook didn’t beat the traffic garnered by all of Google’s properties combined (9.85%).”
44% of Online Sharing Occurs Through Facebook [INFOGRAPHIC]
“Impressively, 44% of shares occurred through Facebook in 2010, up 33% from last year. That number does not include shares done via Facebook’s “Like” button, which means the actual, universal percentage of shares through Facebook is likely higher. Shares over Gmail increased by 395%, outpacing StumbleUpon, Facebook and Twitter. Shares via MySpace and Friendster dropped 20% and 31% respectively.”
Toni Schneider, CEO of Automattic, talks above at the Web 2.0 Summit 2010 last week. He says that people online want to have control over design, content, ad income or not, reputation and privacy. If you want to be your own point of control on the web then you need your own domain name. We are in the early days of online identity. We want control and also the connection of being part of a social network. The next generation of online solutions will be offering both of these things together. He also said that WordPress will disrupt the enterprise CMS market.
The Web 2.0 conference had an interesting map as it’s theme. Inspired from the RISK board game it showed companies who hold great swaths of strategic territory, and those who are attempting to gain ground. More about the map.
Make Web Not War (MWNW) 2010 is one of Canada’s first cross-platform web conferences showcasing the latest techniques and technologies available to the ever-evolving web community. The wars of “platform religions” are over. Embrace the reality of today: mixed environments, interoperable applications, Open Source in harmony with commercial software.