How much of the internet is fake? Studies generally suggest that, year after year, less than 60 percent of web traffic is human; some years, according to some researchers, a healthy majority of it is bot. For a period of time in 2013, the Times reported this year, a full half of YouTube traffic was “bots masquerading as people,” a portion so high that employees feared an inflection point after which YouTube’s systems for detecting fraudulent traffic would begin to regard bot traffic as real and human traffic as fake. They called this hypothetical event “the Inversion.”
Source: How Much of the Internet Is Fake?
To be honest this article, regardless of how cynical it sounds, isn’t off at all. It is next to impossible to track users online.
Interesting post from Convince and Convert about how top hospitals use Social Media. It’s got to be interesting to stay HIPPA compliant yet relevant on Social Media. Here’s an interesting fact from the post.
Twitter is a high-priority channel for the nation’s top hospitals. Most tweet an average of three times per day, and the best-performing hospital Twitter accounts often post much more.
Source: Social Media Lessons from the Best American Hospitals | Research
I agree with the wise Jeffrey Zeldman to a point.
But I think there is a time and place for Divs as there is a time and place for Tables.
Also frameworks tend to make the development of Websites/pages easier. Though sometimes doing a site from scratch without them is best.
What do you think?
Source: The Cult of the Complex · An A List Apart Article
Microsoft is going to be moving its Edge Browser to use the Chromium engine. This is big news because now most browsers will be using the open source version of Chrome.
Is this a good thing? I’m not sure. On one hand, as a Web designer/developer I’ll need to test sites on one less platform. But on the other hand there is less competition and Google’s, albeit open source, browser engine will be dominant?
What do you think?
Source: Microsoft is rebuilding its Edge browser on Chrome and bringing it to the Mac – The Verge
In fact, a study by U.S. News found that 80% of New Year’s resolutions fail by February. That study goes on to say that the reason why those resolutions fail is because we don’t change our mindset first.
Source: Embrace The Suck – Scott DeLuzio
This is so true. If you don’t start with setting your mindset up for success you’re not going to succeed. This is a great article.