Friday, September 26, 2008

Fav5

My pick of the week's top 5 items of interest:
  1. Technorati has released their State of the Blogosphere 2008 report. Some interesting findings:

    • 1.5 million blog posts are created each week.

    • 57% of US bloggers are male, 58% are at least 35 years old, 26% are single, and 74% have a college degree.

    • The average US blogger has been blogging for 35 months (I've been blogging for 33 months).

    • The average blog has 18,000 unique visitors a month.

    • 83% of female and 76% of male bloggers (globally) have a personal blog.

  2. A recent study finds college students ignoring potential malware popup dialog boxes. Why am I not surprised.

  3. Dan Waters, a Microsoft Academic Developer Evangelist, writes an informative article for getting a job in the game industry. It's a little like going pro after college... it's very difficult to do, and only a few make it.

  4. Google is sponsoring Project 10^100. If you have an idea that you think could help a large number of people, submit it before Oct. 20. Google will be giving $10 million to the projects they think are the most deserving.

  5. Amazon is now selling a book entitled Lazy Preservation: Reconstructing Websites from the Web Infrastructure. The book has an uncanny resemblance to my dissertation. wink