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Video: What is the internet, really?

A great watch if you have a spare 10 mins over the holidays.

When a squirrel chewed through a cable and knocked him offline, journalist Andrew Blum started wondering what the Internet was really made of. So he set out to go see it — the underwater cables, secret switches and other physical bits that make up the net.

61% of web traffic is non-human.
A study by Incapsula reports that bots account for 61.5 of all web traffic - up from 51% last year.
50.5% of the non-human traffic was from “good” sources, such as search engines.
The study sourced data from 20,000 sites worldwide, observing 1.45 billion visits.

61% of web traffic is non-human.

study by Incapsula reports that bots account for 61.5 of all web traffic - up from 51% last year.

50.5% of the non-human traffic was from “good” sources, such as search engines.

The study sourced data from 20,000 sites worldwide, observing 1.45 billion visits.

Check Out The “Museum Of Mario”
IGN’s online museum is an interactive piece looking back at 30 years of Mario - check it out at mario.ign.com

Check Out The “Museum Of Mario”

IGN’s online museum is an interactive piece looking back at 30 years of Mario - check it out at mario.ign.com

So it turns out Geocities is still alive…
…in Japan, at least. At it’s peak in the mid 2000’s GeoCities had up to 177 million annual visitors a year, but in 2009 Yahoo shut it down despite it still getting over 11 million unique visitors that year.
It turns out the site lives on in Japan, check it out at geocities.yahoo.co.jp

So it turns out Geocities is still alive…

…in Japan, at least. At it’s peak in the mid 2000’s GeoCities had up to 177 million annual visitors a year, but in 2009 Yahoo shut it down despite it still getting over 11 million unique visitors that year.

It turns out the site lives on in Japan, check it out at geocities.yahoo.co.jp

Japan hopes for ultrafast wireless for 2020 Olympics.
Japan’s Internal Affairs and Communications Ministry are recruiting workers to work on a new terahertz based wireless network, in the hope of being able to deliver internet speeds of up to 100GB per second. That’s enough to download three HD movies in one second.
What’s not clear is how the system would work in normal devices, as presumably they would need a receiver capable of processing high frequency terahertz signals. It’s also not clear why someone at the Olympics in Tokyo would need to watch three HD movies a second!

Japan hopes for ultrafast wireless for 2020 Olympics.

Japan’s Internal Affairs and Communications Ministry are recruiting workers to work on a new terahertz based wireless network, in the hope of being able to deliver internet speeds of up to 100GB per second. That’s enough to download three HD movies in one second.

What’s not clear is how the system would work in normal devices, as presumably they would need a receiver capable of processing high frequency terahertz signals. It’s also not clear why someone at the Olympics in Tokyo would need to watch three HD movies a second!

Digital media set to overtake TV watching.

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According to research firm eMarketer, Americans will spend more time using digital devices than watching TV this year, the first time that such a shift has taken place.

Browser share since Chrome launched.
Wow, we have a winner! Chrome turns five years old next month and is now responsible for about 43% of all the web traffic generated by the world’s desktop computers. 

Browser share since Chrome launched.

Wow, we have a winner! Chrome turns five years old next month and is now responsible for about 43% of all the web traffic generated by the world’s desktop computers.