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Fun: What Does The Fox Say?

Although this blog is mainly about website hosting and related topics, now and then we like to add some fun as well as internet related news and info.

The latest craze is the YouTube video by Ylvis entitled The Fox – What Does the Fox Say?
This video has gone viral and it has even been called the next Gangnam Style. It was also recently played on E-TV news, so that just shows how popular it has become.

Since being posted on 3 September the video has racked up more than 129 million views with no sign of slowing down.

Go ahead and watch the music video below and then leave your comments below, we would love to hear what you thought of this unique video πŸ™‚

Daniel Hall

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What happened online during 2010?

What happened online during 2010?Here are some very interesting stats with regards to the Internet and 2010.

Take some time to actually read through the stats and analyze the numbers – simply amazing!

Email

* 107 trillion – The number of emails sent on the Internet in 2010.
* 294 billion – Average number of email messages per day.
* 1.88 billion – The number of email users worldwide.
* 480 million – New email users since the year before.
* 2.9 billion – The number of email accounts worldwide.
* 25% – Share of email accounts that are corporate.

Websites

* 255 million – The number of websites as of December 2010.
* 21.4 million – Added websites in 2010.

Internet users

* 1.97 billion – Internet users worldwide (June 2010).
* 14% – Increase in Internet users since the previous year.
* 110.9 million – Internet users in Africa.

Social media

* 25 billion – Number of sent tweets on Twitter in 2010
* 100 million – New accounts added on Twitter in 2010
* 175 million – People on Twitter as of September 2010
* 7.7 million – People following @ladygaga (Lady Gaga, Twitter’s most followed user).
* 600 million – People on Facebook at the end of 2010.
* 250 million – New people on Facebook in 2010.
* 30 billion – Pieces of content (links, notes, photos, …) shared on Facebook per month.
* 70% – Share of Facebook’s user base located outside the United States.

Videos

* 2 billion – The number of videos watched per day on YouTube.
* 35 – Hours of video uploaded to YouTube every minute.
* 2+ billion – The number of videos watched per month on Facebook.
* 20 million – Videos uploaded to Facebook per month.

Images

* 5 billion – Photos hosted by Flickr (September 2010).
* 3000+ – Photos uploaded per minute to Flickr.
* 130 million – At the above rate, the number of photos uploaded per month to Flickr.
* 3+ billion – Photos uploaded per month to Facebook.
* 36 billion – At the current rate, the number of photos uploaded to Facebook per year.

And these stats where for 2010, imagine the possibilities for this year.

Do you need a website?

If you would like to expose your business to literally billions of internet users then go head and get a website set up.

Take a look at the Stallion Hosting special 2011 package, available here: http://www.stallionhosting.com/need-a-website.html

Daniel Hall

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First Page Rank Update for 2011

Page Rank UpdateGreat news if you have a website and you have been actively working on it. Today Google rolled out the first PageRank update for 2011.

Although the importance of the PageRank has decreased in recent times, many website owners and bloggers are still glad to see the PageRank update and will show their page rank off with pride. I am very pleased to report that this blog now has a PageRank 1, it gives me a great feeling to know that Google is rewarding WebHostingPro.co.za for the content that is posted. πŸ™‚

So what is PageRank?

Pagerank is a backlink analysis algorithm which assigns a numerical importance value to each page in Google’s index, these values range from one to ten, with ten indicating a page of supreme importance. It also includes zero (0), normally a website that is indexed and still new will show a PageRank of 0.

Keep in mind that although the PageRank of any given page can be checked via the Google toolbar (which is a free download, Google it for more information), the data shown may not actually reflect the current β€œlive” PageRank score of that page. This is because the toolbar relies on periodical Pagerank Updates rather than displaying live results.

If you don’t have the Google Toolbar installed on your browser or if you want to check your PR online then go ahead and use prchecker.info

Daniel Hall

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