MediaPost Publications–Congress Asked To Limit Online Data Collection 09/02/2009

A coalition of privacy groups and consumer advocates are calling on Congress to limit companies’ ability to track Web users and serve them targeted ads. “Today, information from consumers is collected, compiled, and sold secretly, all done without reasonable safeguards,” the groups said in letters sent Tuesday to lawmakers on the House Commerce Committee. TheContinue reading “MediaPost Publications–Congress Asked To Limit Online Data Collection 09/02/2009”

Marriner Eccles and Franklin D. Roosevelt

via This is getting fun! I now have pictures on my blog! My blog traffic has declined a lot in the past couple of years. I used to have thousands of readers back when I posted articles every week on internet marketing and entrepreneurship. But my consistency wore off and my readership waned. IContinue reading “Marriner Eccles and Franklin D. Roosevelt”

Top 10 Family Websites – July 2009

via I like rankings and lists. This particular chart from Hitwise tracks only one metric — share of visits. In some ways that is more interesting than the more common “unique visitors” reports, which can easily be inflated by successful marketing campaigns. Share of visits can’t be inflated much by spending a lot ofContinue reading “Top 10 Family Websites – July 2009”

Gmail Nudges Past AOL Email In The U.S. To Take No. 3 Spot.

Good thing Gmail is out of beta. It is now the third largest Web mail service in the U.S. In July, Gmail nudged past AOL Email with 37 million unique visitors compared to 36.4 million for AOL, according to comScore estimates. (Gmail is the orange line in the chart below). That puts Gmail within sightContinue reading “Gmail Nudges Past AOL Email In The U.S. To Take No. 3 Spot.”