Posts Tagged ‘traffic’

Twitter Breaks Own Records

January 13, 2010

Despite numerous reports indicating that the service has stalled, Twitter’s co-founder has pointed out that yesterday was the service’s busiest day ever, and that he expects tomorrow to be better still.

Anyone else been seeing an awful lot of this lad in the last couple of weeks?

It seems the rumours of Twitter’s gradual death over the coming months had been greatly exaggerated, with TechCrunch reporting that Twitter has seen record amounts of traffic over the last few days, and indeed, those using the micro-blogging service seem increasingly engaged by it. The news casts aspersions over those reports from various analysts indicating that the service’s growth had slowed significantly, with many intimating that the service could be dying a slow death.



Facebook Adds Comment Reply via Email

January 13, 2010

Facebook is rolling out a service that will see users able to reply to comments left on their updates simply by replying to the email notification that they receive informing them that someone has left a comment.

It’s a relatively simple update, and indeed, one that some Facebook users (who had their Facebook’s set to languages they could read) twigged a couple of months back, before Facebook confirmed that it was working on something to allow users to reply directly from their email inboxes. It’s a relatively simple idea, and one that could see Facebook’s comments skyrocket when it comes to those of us who receive mail directly to mobile devices but aren’t bothered opening Facebook apps every few minutes.


App Store Sees Christmas Boost

December 29, 2009

Apple’s App Store saw a soaring amount of traffic this Christmas, with the vast number of iPod Touches given as gifts the biggest reason for the unusually high volume of apps downloaded.

Indeed, Cnet is carrying word that the number of downloads for the iPod Touch specifically, excluding the iPhone, was in the region of 1,000% higher than average. Moreover, the number of downloads for the lastest iteration of the iPod Touch hardware, often known as the iPod Touch 3G, was up by fully 900%. Still, that means that all of Apple’s success with the App Store over Christmas wasn’t from users hitting the App Store with their new hardware.


Facebook to Allow Comments via Email

November 23, 2009

It’s started to look as though Facebook will soon allow its users to comment on other users status updates without the inconvenience of having to actually, y’know, leaving the safety and comfort of their own mail client.

The whole thing is reminiscent of the release of Facebook Lite.

TechCrunch is reporting that Facebook’s latest move has already been rolled out to a very select group of users, having managed to narrow down about four tweets that mention users have noticed that they can already use Facebook’s latest addition. If nothing else, this could well be a godsend for those desperate to keep up to date and in the mix with Facebook from offices where the social networking service has been blocked.


Bing Continues to Grow Nicely

November 17, 2009

Microsoft’s search engine, Bing, has continued to grow, despite analyst’s expectations that it had either already reached a terminal point and settled down or even be declining.

Rumours of Bing’s demise it seems had been greatly exaggerated. September figures for the search engine were released by several outfits that indicated Bing’s market share has started to slide, and the press was quick to pounce on what many perceived to be the carcass of Microsoft’s search engine. Since then though, more reliable figures have indicated that Bing had actually grown during the month of September, and TechCrunch is reporting that it’s managed to do so again in October.