December 14, 2017

Hitwise: “Facebook” Was 4 Of Top 10 Search Queries In 2011

From a Search Engine Land Article by Greg Sterling: Following the major engines themselves, Experian Hitwise announced the top search terms of 2011. The company looked at the top 1,000 search queries of 2011 and found that Facebook topped the list for the third year in a row. Top 3 Queries for 2011 1. Facebook […]

Fred Shapiro's "Top Quotes of 2011" List Released

Fred Shapiro is a librarian/lecturer at the Yale Law School and the editor of the Yale Book of Quotations (2006). Shapiro’s list with the top quotes of the year was released today and reported on in this AP story. The original “Yale Book of Quotations” was published in 2006. Since then, Shapiro has released an […]

Lists: Amazon Releases Lists of Top 100 Best-Selling Books For 2011

From Amazon.com: Amazon.com today announced the top 10 best-selling books of 2011 overall (print and Kindle combined). “Steve Jobs” by Walter Isaacson, “Bossypants” by Tina Fey and “A Stolen Life” by Jaycee Dugard take the top three spots on the list. “The Mill River Recluse” by Darcie Chan and “The Abbey” by Chris Culver come […]

New: A Large Collection of Mobile Web Stats and Charts (Mobile Web in Numbers)

An large and impressive compilation of stats and charts from the folks at Royal Pingdom. You’ll find statistics and charts in the following categories: Smartphones Mobile Data Mobile Web Browsing Mobile-specific or general-purpose sites Mobile websites versus apps Social Networking Mobile Commerce Tablets Almost all statistics include direct links to sources making the resource even […]

Lists: Top Facebook Memes, 2011

From a Facebook Blog Post by  Jonathan Chang: Each year, millions of people post on Facebook to share what’s important to them, discuss world events, or just catch up with friends. With more than 800 million people connected around the globe on Facebook, news about the world’s triumphs and tragedies spreads fast. Memology takes the […]

Reference: Lists: Top 10 Shoplifted Items

The list is found in an AdWeek article that discusses the items that are at greatest risk to be shoplifted. Ten items are listed. Here are the the 3. 1. Filet Mignon 2. Jameson 3. Electric Tools Read the Complete Article and List See Also: More Statistics from the National Association For Shoplifting Prevention

Reference: Mercer's 2011 Quality of Living Rankings Released (Highlights)

Direct to Complete Highlights Package (via Mercer) Fast Facts: European cities dominate worldwide Quality of Living ranking, with cities in Australia, New Zealand and Canada also ranked highly. Singapore is the first Asian city in the Top 25, at 25. Vienna is No. 1 in the Quality of Living ranking. Luxembourg tops our Personal Safety […]

Reference: 2010 Census Shows 65 and Older Population Growing Faster Than Total U.S. Population

From the U.S. Census: The U.S. population 65 and older is now the largest in terms of size and percent of the population, compared with any previous census, according to a new 2010 Census brief released today from the U.S. Census Bureau on the nation’s older population. The group grew at a faster rate than […]

Lists & Rankings: Technology 500 (Fastest Growing Tech Companies in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa)

Direct to the Complete List of 2011 Winners Previous Winners The Technology Fast 500 EMEA pre-eminent technology awards programme is a ranking of Europe, the Middle East and Africa’s fastest-growing technology companies based on percentage revenue growth over five years. The Technology Fast 500 is sponsored by Deloitte.

Fast Facts and Stats Relating to Thanksgiving Day 2011 (from the U.S. Census)

The complete set of facts and stats compiled by the U.S. Census is available here.  A PDF version is also available. Each statistic is linked to its source document. Here’s Some of What You’ll Find: 248 million The number of turkeys expected to be raised in the United States in 2011. That’s up 2 percent […]