From The Center for Media Research

Following the Facebook IPO launch on Friday, Experian Hitwise has provided an updated post based on US data showing the impact Facebook has online with its growth over the years. (US market only)

Here are 15 stats as of the May 18th IPO:

  • received 9% of all US Internet visits in April 2012
  • received more than 1.6 billion visits a week and averaged more than 229 million US visits a day for the year-to-date
  • 1 in every 5 page views in the US occurred on
  • has received more than 400 billion page views this year in the US
  • The average visit time on is 20 minutes
  • The audience skews more female (56%) than male
  • became the #1 ranked website in the US on March 9, 2010
  • The term ‘Facebook’ is the most searched term in the US and has been for the past three years, starting the week ending July 18, 2009
  • Facebook-related terms account for 6% of the top searched terms in the US and Facebook-related terms made up 4 of the top 10 US searches (among the top 100 search terms for the 4 weeks ending May 12, 2012)
  • users are highly loyal to the website; 96% of visitors to were returning (defined as visited within past 30 days) visitors in April 2012
  • 10 states account for 52% of visits to – California, Texas, New York, Florida, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Georgia, North Carolina based on year-to-date average
  • The top states where users are more likely to visit versus the online population are: West Virginia, Kentucky, Maine, Vermont, Arkansas, Iowa, Indiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma and Alabama based on year-to-date average
  • The New York City DMA provides the largest volume of traffic to and the Charleston, WV DMA is the area where users are most likely to visit compared to the online population
  • is the top social networking site in the US, Canada, UK, Brazil, France, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong and Singapore markets is the top overall site in the US, Canada, New Zealand, Hong Kong and Singapore. ranks 2nd in the UK, Brazil, France and Australia

Saint Augustine Velo Fest!

This past weekend was the first annual Velo Fest in Saint Augustine. There was plenty of great weather and good riding to be had. Bike parade, pro racing and charity “ride” were included!

The final late filers attact has been repelled.

I’m playing with Google Charts and the Google API.

Truly a bright new week!

The first day of the week is done and we can take a look at what went on over the weekend. There was plenty of great weather and good riding to be had. Family taxes and family business taxes were battling for my attention also.

Big plans this week for the test website and new pc on the network. Late filers are starting to mount their final attack.

A friend gave me this tidbit. I’m still trying to wrap my head ariound it. “Debugging is twice as hard as writing the code in the first place. Therefore, if you write the code as cleverly as possible, you are, by definition, not smart enough to debug it.” Brian W. Kernighan

I have found Google Charts. There may be life on the internet after all.

Sample chart


Universal WiFi Range Extender, 4-port WiFi Adapter Review

I have just completed the install of Netgear’s Universal WiFi Range Extender, 4-port WiFi Adapter (wn2000rpt). If you are searching for a device to extend the signal strength (range) of ALL available WiFi networks, that is easy to use NOW, and can be picked up at Wal-Mart on the way home, this is your dream come true! I helped a friend take care of a poor WiFi signal at his place today, and it was a snap! True plug and play!

The Hard Drive Upgrade Project from Hell!

Two Friday night’s ago (07/15/2011), I removed one of the two mirrored .5 TB hard drive from the main business PC. Then I added a new 2 TB hard drive to the array and rebuilt the mirror. I then spent about forty hours over that weekend and ensuingweekdays and the next weekend and ensuing weekdays  trying to expand the .5 TB image on the 2 TB drive. I got nothing for it. Last night (07/27/2011) was my last try (another three hours) for a while. Other items are screaming from the stack! Any suggestions for expanding a RAID volume with new larger disks with an Intel RAID controller onboard an Intel Desktop motherboard? The fun continues… just at another time….soon, I’m sure.