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Happy Holidays 2005
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The year is quickly coming to an end, and
it is time again to enjoy the Holidays. 2005 was a good year for
the Internet. Usage increased everywhere and broadband access
clearly demonstrated its popularity worldwide.
We are anxiously expecting 2005 year end stats in order to
verify and document the new worldwide Internet usage total. The
figure expected is in the neighborhood of one billion
For 2006 the general opinion of the experts is that video
presentations will be the star in Internet. It seems that
everybody is getting ready to include video and audio into their
Internet pages. It will be interesting to see how well the web
sites, blogs and newsletters will handle video, and how the
Internet becomes another channel for personal entertainment with
Web Movies and Web TV.
We wish all our readers happy holidays and all the best for the
Internet Searches continue to
grow. Surfers performed 5.1 billion search queries in October
2005, 15 percent more than in June. From this total nearly half
(2.4 billion or 48 percent) corresponds to Google, according to
Nielsen/NetRatings. Yahoo accounted for 21.8 percent, followed by
MSN with 11.3 percent and AOL with 7.2 percent. As for Ask
Jeeves, activity almost doubled, having grown from 75.81 million
searches in June/05 to 133.93 million in October/05, or 2.6
percent of all searches.
Breakdown of search activity shows Image
searches reached 328.28 million in October; and shopping searches
increased to 77.27 million. For further information, see
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New research by the Internet World Stats web
site has classified 253 world countries and territories according
to their Internet Penetration Rates into three lists ranking the
countries as follows:
A - 30 Highly Penetrated regions, with over 50% Internet
B - 65 Average penetrated regions, between 15.2 and 50%
C - 158 Low penetration regions, with less than 15.2%
It is important to point out that 15.2% is the World Internet
Penetration as of November 30, 2005 according to our records. To
see the complete world penetration ranking research, click here.
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New Internet Search
Windows Live Local is Microsoft's
new map site - it was previously called Virtual Earth - and it's
designed to compete with Google's map service, called Google Local. Like Google
Local, Windows Live Local lets you click and drag the map around with your
mouse, get driving directions, and see map and satellite views.
Microsoft's satellite images are higher resolution so you can
zoom in much closer. Google, however, has better international
Google has developed a new search tool for finding and viewing
videos called Google Videos. It offers viewers a way to see material from archived
TV programs, educational videos, personal productions and more.
Just type in your search term, and Google Videos will search the
closed captioning and text descriptions of all the videos in
their archive for relevant results. To play the videos (broadband
is recommended), simply press the small triangle "play" icon and
enjoy free videos at Google Videos.
Flash video on web sites is growing at a much faster rate
than Flash audio ever did and a lot of big players are
already starting to use it, see the Macromedia
Get the software to make your own audio and video recordings
for your web pages here: The Webmaster Media Maker . Get this bargain today
and be a winner in 2006.
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Best wishes for a Prosperous and
Happy New Year 2006.
Enrique de Argaez,
editor and webmaster
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