Highest Number of Twitter Followers: Lady Gaga
Most watched video on YouTube: Justin Bieber
Call it Revenge of the Bieber. While Justin may only be Number Two in the Twitterverse, Biebs is top of the pops here on YouTube with 755,479,979 views of hit his Baby as of 7/6/2012.
Speaking of babies, what is the most popular NON-MUSIC video of all time? Charlie Bit My Finger – Again! with 464,588,601 views – proving there’s nothing like the power of a good sequel. WATCH BELOW!
Oldest site on Internet: Symbolics.com
Longest Domain Name: Llanfairpwllgw- yngyllgogerychwyrndrobwll-Llantysiliogogogoch.com
Highest Webcam on Earth: Mount Everest
Biggest Hog of Internet Data: The Royal Wedding
Country With Fastest Internet: South Korea
Most Expensive Domain Name: Insure.com
Fund.com and Porn.com are next in line, no-brainers of course. But the luckiest in the bunch? The Farm Bureau, who sold FB.com to Facebook for $8.5 million. (Link 1 | Link 2 | Link 3 | Photo)
Most Facebook “Likes” in 24 Hours: Oreo or Lil’ Wayne?
And on Feb. 16, the black-and-white snack did indeed receive the award when it clocked 114,619 Likes on a single post within that time frame. But who should come along and attempt to rain on Oreo’s parade? Rapper Lil’ Wayne heard about the record and immediately summoned his posse to break it. One day later, Oreo’s record was destroyed with 588,243 on Lil’ Wayne’s status. This made news around the globe, but has apparently fallen on deaf ears at Guinness. To this date, they claim the Oreo takes the prize but state, “All categories are open to the public and anyone who wishes to attempt their own record can do so simply by registering at www.guinnessworldrecords.com/apply.”
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The Godfathers of Spam: Gary Thuerk, Joel Furr and Ken Daignean
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Internet adoption among U.S. adults increased rapidly from the mid-’90s to about 2005. Since then, though, the number of adult Internet users has remained almost stable at around 75 to 80%. The Pew Internet & American Life Project’s latest poll shows that this trend continued in 2011. Those who are online use the Internet more than ever before, but about one in five U.S. adults is simply not online.
According to this report, “senior citizens, those who prefer to take our interviews in Spanish rather than English, adults with less than a high school education, and those living in households earning less than $30,000 per year are the least likely adults to have Internet access.” Age, household income and education have remained the strongest positive predictors of Internet use since Pew started tracking these numbers.
Virtually every U.S. household with an annual income over $75,000 is online, but that’s only true for 63% of adults who live in a household with an annual income under $30,000. The numbers look quite similar for different education levels: 94% of adults with post-graduate degrees are online, but 57% of those without high school diplomas remain offline.
Beside the obvious economic barriers to entry, though, the Pew poll also found that half of those who don’t go online do so because they just don’t think “the Internet is relevant to them.” One in five of those who are not online today think that they just don’t know enough about technology to use the Internet on their own.
On the positive side, though, this new study also found that the gap in Internet access between whites and minorities in the U.S. is slowly disappearing. Neither race nor gender, the Pew report says, “are themselves part of the story of digital differences in its current form.”
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Just click the play button on any mix image to listen. Then, turn up the volume, grab an egg-nog, relax. Perfect mixes for baking and decorating Christmas cutout cookies, trimming the tree, enjoying time with friends and family, opening presents on the big morning.
Mix 1: Relaxing
Mix 2: Tree Time
Mix 3: Something Under the Tree
Mix 4: Party Time
Mix 5: Christmas Groovy
Mix 6: Jazzy Jingles
Mix 7: Indie-Folk Festivities
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For the past several years we, at jamadots.com, have been pleased to promote the website and links to NORAD Tracks Santa. This year is no different and we are all excited to be able to track Santa on his journey.
All the preparations for this year are in place! Come back each day to discover new surprises in the Kids’ Countdown Village, where NORAD Tracks Santa offers a new holiday game every day until December 24th.
How they (NORAD) track Santa
Tracking Santa starts with the NORAD radar system called the North Warning System. This powerful radar system consists of 47 installations strung across the northern border of North America. On December 24th, NORAD monitors the radar systems continuously for indications that Santa Claus has left the North Pole.
The moment that radar indicates Santa has lifted off, we use our second detection system. Satellites positioned in geo-synchronous orbit at 22,300 miles from the Earth’s surface are equipped with infrared sensors, which enable them to detect heat. Amazingly, Rudolph’s bright red nose gives off an infrared signature, which allows our satellites to detect Rudolph and Santa.
The third tracking system is the Santa cam network. We began using it in 1998, which is the year we put our Santa Tracking program on the internet. Santa cams are ultra-cool, high-tech, high-speed digital cameras that are pre-positioned at many locations around the world. NORAD only uses these cameras once a year. The cameras capture images and videos of Santa and his reindeer as they make their journey around the world.
The fourth system is made up of fighter jets. Canadian NORAD fighter pilots flying the CF-18 intercept and welcome Santa to North America. In the United States, American NORAD fighter pilots in either the F-15, F-16 or the F-22 get the thrill of flying alongside Santa and his famous reindeer: Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen and, of course, Rudolph.
Once data is collected on December 24th, it is then pushed into the Google Maps and Google Earth so that families all over the world can also follow Santa.
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Santa’s Office (Inside Cam):
Santa’s Village (Outside Cam):
About Santa…Long, long ago
Far, far away in the north, amid the endless wilderness of Finnish Lapland, is a mysterious mountain called Korvatunturi. Right at the foot, hidden from human eyes and ears, lives Santa Claus with his wife, his elves and his reindeer. He’s in fact been living there so long that he can’t quite remember when he first moved in. He doesn’t actually say much about his home, but he does let on that, as its name – Ear Mountain – suggests, it’s an excellent place for hearing and receiving the hopes and dreams of people of all ages.
Santa is anxious to keep his secrets; they are, after all, an important part of the Christmas story. But a traveler who happened to be passing about a hundred years ago brought news that soon spread of the mountain and its inhabitants. Santa wanted to make sure his hiding place was not invaded with visitors and hit upon a brilliant idea that would allow all his friends and anyone who loved Christmas to come and meet him. About half a century ago he began making regular visits to the Arctic Circle just outside the town of Rovaniemi.
Korvatunturi lies far, far away in the wilds of Lapland, but then if you live down south, the Arctic Circle may seem a long way away. And because Santa doesn’t want anyone to be disappointed, he has promised to be at his Office on the Arctic Circle every single day of the year, ready to receive friends from near and far.
Visit the Santa Claus ‘Live’ Website: http://www.santaclauslive.com/main.php?link=joulupukin_kammari&kieli=eng
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‘Anti-Competitive’ If Designed to Protect Traditional TV, Says Netflix
Time Warner Cable and U.S. pay-TV companies are on the verge of instituting new fees for heavy users of their web-access services — fees that would help them profit from demand for services like Netflix and Hulu while mitigating those threats to traditional TV.
At least one major cable operator will institute so-called usage-based billing next year, predicted Craig Moffett, an analyst with Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. in New York. He said Cox Communications, Charter Communications or Time Warner Cable could be first to charge web-access customers for the amount of data consumed, rather than just transmission speed.
“As more video shifts to the Web, the cable operators will inevitably align their pricing models,” Mr. Moffett said in an interview. “With the right usage-based pricing plan, they can embrace the transition instead of resisting it.”
Cable companies see usage-based billing as a way to limit the appeal of online services like Netflix and Hulu while reducing the threat from new entrants such as Amazon and Google.
“It’s the reason Apple or Google would inevitably be reticent about committing a significant amount of capital to an online-video model,” Mr. Moffett said. “You can’t assume just because you can buy the content more cheaply, you can offer a product that’s cheaper to the end user.”
Netflix and Hulu’s subscription services have driven up web usage at peak hours once reserved for watching TV. Google, Amazon, Apple and premium channels HBO and Showtime have also put shows online and followed viewers onto mobile devices like iPads and Android tablets.
While demand for web service grows, cable operators are battling to preserve profit in the mature pay-TV business and to withstand competition from satellite carrier DirecTV, Verizon‘s FiOS and AT&T’s U-Verse. Programmers like Walt Disney‘s ESPN are also demanding higher fees.
“Our video business is challenged,” Suddenlink CEO Jerry Kent said. “My broadband margins are double my video margins.”
Overall pay-TV subscriber rolls are expected to decline next year. Time Warner Cable, the second-largest U.S. cable operator, behind Comcast Corp., lost 126,000 pay-TV accounts in the third quarter.
Time Warner Cable is testing meters to measure broadband consumption for the purpose of tiered pricing, CEO Glenn Britt said in June. He had said in April that that usage-based billing was “inevitable.” An attempt to implement the structure in 2009 was abandoned amid customer complaints.
“Some form of usage-based billing might have some utility for customers who use the internet very little or only use low-bandwidth applications like e-mail,” said Alex Dudley, a Time Warner Cable spokesman.
Dallas-based AT&T charges digital subscriber line customers who exceed a monthly limit of 150 gigabytes for three straight months $10 extra for every additional 50 gigabytes of data used.
Cox, the third-largest U.S. cable company, segments web-access customers based on data speed, allowing those who buy faster service to use more data overall. While those who exceed the caps aren’t charged, they are advised to decrease usage or choose a different plan, said Todd Smith, a spokesman for Cox. He wouldn’t say whether Cox will start charging based on total data used.
Comcast and Charter, No. 4 in the U.S., have instituted caps high enough that most customers aren’t affected. Neither company imposes overage fees or has near-term plans to charge subscribers based on consumption, according to Comcast spokeswoman Jennifer Khoury and Charter’s Anita Lamont.
The possibility of usage-based pricing has brought protests from Netflix and Dish Network, which operates the Blockbuster movie-rental business. Consumption-based pricing is anti-competitive if the goal of broadband providers is to enhance revenue by devaluing rivals, Netflix General Counsel David Hyman wrote in a July Wall Street Journal editorial.
Steve Swasey, a Netflix spokesman, said the practice “is not in the consumer’s best interest, as consumers deserve unfettered access to a robust internet at reasonable rates.”
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski publicly supported usage-based pricing in December, a victory for cable companies concerned that such billing would run foul of net neutrality rules prohibiting internet services from favoring one form of content over another.
While lower caps may slow the online shift, cable companies won’t be able to stop it.Media researcher SNL Kagan estimated that about 12.1 million U.S. households will receive TV shows and movies from Internet services rather than a traditional pay TV provider by 2015, up from 2.5 million homes at the end of 2010.billing, Cable, Charter, Hulu, netflix, pricing, Time Warner Cable, Warner
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