Monthly Archives: September 2008

Financial crisis still doesn’t pass the bacon test

What is it that is really interesting for the Google population? The financial crisis? No, that’s what the media is interested in. People searching Google really are looking for cupcakes, sex toys and wizards. At least, that’s what Jonathan Stein found out when he compared the different search terms with Google Trends. In the meanwhile […]

Top Internet sites in Germany are losing visitors

A while ago, I compared the numbers for some of the big German websites and portals as measured by Google’s AdPlanner with the results published by the AGOF or Arbeitsgemeinschaft Online Forschung (Study Group Online Research). Now it’s been one month and I did a short comparison of last month’s Google numbers with this month’s. […]

3.5-4.5 mio Twitter users worldwide?

When it comes to the total number of Twitter users, nobody I know had ever been able to get some information out of Biz & Co. So we are left with informed guesses. I fine method of guessing the total number compares different location based subgroups of Twitter users on TwitDir and Twitter. Because location […]

How old are German Facebook users?

O’Reilly just published a short research item on the age distribution of Facebook users and especially the relative changes between May and now. The message is: Among the major Facebook age segments, the fastest growing are teens (13-17) and young (26-34) to middle-age (35-44) professionals, with the growth in teens driven by non-U.S. markets. Also […]