9 thoughts on “Internet Keeps Growing! Traffic up 62% in 2010”

  1. Om,

    As a college student, I dream of a day when high speed broadband internet is a human right. Think of how innovative all the information would be to everyone, especially those in developing countries? Yes we will level the power playing field but that’s a bigger economic pie for everyone! Innovation helps everyone’s standard go up and nothing like education can really help stop today’s world problems…

    So yes the internet use is going up (what a great trend) but hopefully we don’t continue to feed that internet/technology gap!



    1. Yes Dan, I hope I’m not labeled as racist or whatever here, but easy money made in India and Africa draw the research from the direction of making the web better and safer to simply making it bigger.
      There’s been said many times that globalization is a great trend but it very often results in alienation of each separate individual, and it’s quite disturbing.
      Also, there still are culture differences. I wish FB all the best, but what worked in America, may not so perfectly work in Asia. Yes, there are many unique users, but because it’s new and trendy. Once FB conquers the whole world, will it be interesting for Indians to spend their time there? Unique users are not always regular users, that’s a fact. And especially if they create their own social network, with special features that a Harvard-educated guy can’t simply come up with. I think roots do matter.

      1. I do agree that roots matter but how about Facebook’s open graph? When FB entrenches itself all over the web making content finding and creating a social thing, will that close that alienation gap? Will it not be about what the masses like but what you and your group gravitates to?

        No worries about the possible racist comment, its perfectly clear. I do agree with the possible dilution of uniqueness that comes from globalization however can social media campion that? I mean, look at it right now. I am a college student putting my own opinion out there, showing who I am, not the “McDonaldized” version of me.

        Either way of how you see it, the perspective and disorientation that comes from articles and trends like these serve its purpose to self educate. Anyone from around the globe can understand its importance.

        Thanks again!



  2. Om, fantastic news. Would you please share this with AOL? During “Advertising Week,” in New York, Randall Rothenberg, CEO of the Interactive Advertising Bureau said, “the Internet after 15-plus years has still not proven itself as a branding medium. … The Web itself needs a new face lift.”

    Nick Law, North America CCO at R/GA said, “There hasn’t been a fundamental redesign of content or Web pages. (Web advertising) has failed as a rich experience compared to TV.”


  3. How much of this growth is useful? if only we can find a way to cut back on the needless time people spend on the web, the medium will be more satisfying.

  4. It’s fantastic to see that more individuals across the globe are able to experience the Internet and the empowering wonder it brings. There are still so many who do not yet have the capability to surf the web, and it will be a uniquely progressive, transformational period for our planet when WE can all share with each other on the Internet. These numbers prove that traffic is not unattainable, and that there are many opportunities for individuals and businesses to capture the interest of these new users with compelling, relevant, and meaningful content.

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