Wow! Where Have I Been?

February 1st, 2010 / 1 Comment » / by Nicky

I realised today that I hadn’t posted anything in this blog for AGES! I’ve not logged into it for so long that I couldn’t even remember my password! Not only that..because I have a few websites which also have wordpress, I realised I am still on the old style of the admin section! Wow, how far have we come just over the last 6 or so months.

It seems that maybe social networking sites have taken over blogs a little as far as making random meaningless comments which just come to the top of your head, or even just letting people know what your up to. It would also seem, that these social networking sites don’t want you to rant on for ages about whatever comes to mind, so they restrict what you can say to just a few lines. By the time you get to the last character.. its as though they are saying “I’m sure you can say what you need to say in less words than you are saying it”.

I guess its good in the sense that it does make you think about what you are saying, and helps to see just how many words it takes you to get a point across.

It makes you think of the secretarys who go through all the letters before they hand them over to the boss. They will read through the letter with a felt tip to hand and cross out all the stuff they deem irrelevant. This saves the boss trawling through long letters wasting him time reading the stuff that he will have no interest in.

Are we a generation of ranters which needed to be kicked into touch? I guess some of us must be, because we find that everyone is hanging around the places where you can’t really say too much!

The thing that makes me laugh most about things like twitter etc, is that you get these celebs who post the most irrelavant, boring rubbish ever and people come along and comment on it?? Whats that all about?

For example, celeb writes – ooh, just had a nice cuppa – then you get thousands of comments on the post talking about anything from, how many sugars did you have to whats the weather like there! Blimey!

Anyway, I guess I still like to rant now and again, so my blog will at least be sticking around for a little longer yet.

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Second Life Statistics

April 7th, 2009 / 1 Comment » / by Nicky

Ok, for those who don’t know, Second Life is a free 3D virtual world where users can socialise, connect and create. People can chat via text and voice.

Here are just a few statistics representing US demographics of people who use second life and it’s popularity.

In this image, we can see that there are more women than men (Or so they claim) that use Second Life. People are generally aged between 12 – 34. (Yes, there is a teen grid which seems to be popular among the younger generation). There seem to be more asians that use SL and it is generally used by people with a low income who are not college educated.

The US represents around 406.2k of traffic on a monthly basis. Global traffic is around 1.2M.

Traffic frequency

Monthly Traffic

Business Activity

These details are correct as of March 20th 2009

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Sleep Walking Dog

April 3rd, 2009 / No Comments » / by Nicky

Aww, poor thing.. haha

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