Below is the breakdown of the most-tweeted teams and players last week.
Based on Twitter Trends, it seems apparent that Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo has become an international superstar.
The mention of many Brazilian players grabbed that team the number two spot this week.
Remember, these rankings are not about team and player abilities, but reflect an aggregation of hotly discussed topics related to them.
Cool video, posted by Jesse Thomas, on State of the Internet.
This video highlights some remarkable figures and visually depicts the Internet as we know it today.
This is amazing to see how fast it moves and how immersed web technologies have become in our everyday lives.
- There are 1.73 billion Internet users worldwide as of September 2009.
- There are 1.4 billion e-mail users worldwide, and on average we collectively send 247 billion e-mails per day. Unfortunately 200 billion of those are spam e-mailsAs of December 2009, there are 234 million websites.
- Facebook gets 260 billion pageviews per month, which equals 6 million page views per minute and 37.4 trillion pageviews in a year
- Facebook passing the 400 million user mark
- Twitter hitting 50 million tweets per day
- YouTube viewers watching 1 billion videos per day are impressive on their own, but what if we looked at Internet-related stats collectively?
Take a look at these numbers. This is really amazing !
This is clear, the world is changing fast.
- 90 trillion – The number of emails sent on the Internet in 2009.
- 247 billion – Average number of email messages per day.
- 81% – The percentage of emails that were spam.
- 234 million – The number of websites as of December 2009.
- 1.73 billion – Internet users worldwide (September 2009).
- 18% – Increase in Internet users since the previous year.
- 126 million – The number of blogs on the Internet (as tracked by BlogPulse).
- 84% – Percent of social network sites with more women than men.
- 27.3 million – Number of tweets on Twitter per day (November, 2009)
- 350 million – People on Facebook.
- 50% – Percentage of Facebook users that log in every day.
- 1 billion – The total number of videos YouTube serves in one day.
- 2.5 billion – Photos uploaded each month to Facebook.
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Facebook and Twitter are Xbox Live
The new features are contributing to “turning Xbox and Live into this rich media portal that continuously surfaces the most engaging things to do in the living room.” he said.
This update brings social networking to the Xbox 360 with Twitter and Facebook support–in an interface that has been tailored for the console. Whitten said, “We look at things like Facebook and Twitter as amazing social experiences, but also entertainment. We didn’t want to copy and paste from the PC.”
Craig Davison, Director of Global Marketing for Xbox, pointed to Facebook as an important new feature, “People are going to gravitate to looking at photos on the TV.” Though over 300 million friend connections have happened on Live, that may just be the beginning–users will be able to convert Facebook friends to Xbox Live contacts. Whitten said, “It’s going to be great for current users, but it’s also great for new users who can see who is on Facebook and get their first 30 friends on Live.”
With the PS3 finally getting Netflix, Microsoft has stepped up its game with additional media. The Last.fm music streaming service has been added to Live and the service’s old video marketplace had been upgrade to a Zune marketplace with 1080p HD content that instantly streams. “If it takes longer to download a film, than to leave my house, rent a film, and watch it, then the promise of digital isn’t there,” Whitten said.
Each year there are new upgrades to the service, growing it from basic multi-player gaming to a media destination. Whitten said, “We run the business as three- and five-year plans mapped out, but we are constantly taking a look at what our users are doing or what is in the world to make it a more compelling experience.” And with each upgrade the service hits new milestones. Since the launch of the Avatars in last year’s update, members have switched their Avatar’s clothes nearly 150 million times, for more than 10 million hours in the Avatar editor. With the launch of 1 vs 100 this year, the live game show has had half a million contestants compete each week.
All in all, Xbox Live now has over 20 million active members, with 114% growth in the number of new members joining in 2009. Live users have made more than one billion downloads. “It’s about how we continue to push the definition of what living room entertainment is about,” Whitten said.