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Wed - 13.12.2017


Unique users

Having recently crossed the 3 million mark on August 29, location-based startup Foursquare has processed its 4 millionth user registration today, according to a report by the company.

Despite the previous service problems faced by Foursquare earlier this year, the company is now adding close to 20,000 users per day, up significantly from the estimated 15,500 per day rate when it crossed the 3 million mark, Mashable.com reported. "Foursquare's impressive growth can be attributed to a number of things, most notably the release of version 2.0 for iPhone and Android (Android), a Symbian release and celebrity attention from the likes of Conan O'Brien and hip-hop artist Big Boi," Mashable's Jennifer Van Grove explained.

Among other factors that contribute to rapid growth of the startup has been increasing awareness among users in cities around the world and college campuses, along with mentions in mainstream media such as MTV's VMA Awards, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and People magazine, the company noted. Having recently introduced Facebook Places in mid-August, the company has been seeing a very positive growth rate.

The company has lately been battling competition from Gowalla with around 450,000 users in the beginning of September and figures from adoption of Facebook Places is yet to be revealed, according to Mashable.com.

Author

Savita Sauvin

Date

2010-10-19 19:06

According to the Nielsen Company, minutes spent on online video in the United States were up from 12.6 billion minutes in February 2008 to more than 21.6 billion minutes in February 2009 - an increase of 71 percent. The number of videos streamed rose from 6.3 billion to 8.9 billion, up 41 percent from February 2008 to February 2009, SFN's World Digital Media Trends 2009 reported.


Unique viewers of online video in the United States in February 2008 totalled 115.8 million, and increased to 127.6 million one year later, up 10 percent, according to the Nielsen Company.

In February 2008, an average user streamed 54.7 videos and spent two minutes per stream.

The figures went up to 77.1 streams and 2.43 minutes per stream in February 2009, increases of 27 percent and 22 percent, respectively, according to the report, World Digital Media Trends 2009, released by SFN and the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers.

Author

Erina Lin

Date

2009-10-09 22:23

MySpace still topped the social networking site category with the most monthly unique visitors, according to IDATE. That number grew from 66.4 million in June 2006 to 114.1 million in June 2007, but slipped to 109.3 million in June 2008, SFN's World Digital Media Trends 2009 reported.

Facebook had 13.1 million unique visitors in June 2006, but surged to 52.5 million one year later, and then continued to almost double to more than 100 million in June 2008, according to IDATE.

Other players had much fewer unique visitors - Hi5 had 38.3 million in June 2008, while Friendster and Orkut had 34.1 million and 26.9 million, respectively. Bebo reported 22.4 unique visitors in June 2008, according to the report, World Digital Media Trends 2009, released by SFN and the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers.

Author

Erina Lin

Date

2009-10-01 20:48

Unique visitors to U.S. newspaper Web sites for the month of June were down on year-to-year evaluations at a number of papers, according to data from Nielsen Online, Editor & Publisher reported.

Declines in Web site visitors were reported at NYTimes.com, The Boston Globe, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and the New York Post.

However, not all sites were down in traffic, as the Los Angeles Times had a 66 percent increase in visitors from 2008, with 10.2 million uniques on the back of its coverage of Michael Jackson's death.

The decrease may partially be a result of Nielsen's expanded data panels for June. "For some sites," Nielsen stated, "trending of previously reported data with current results may show percentage differences attributable to these products enhancements and should only be compared directionally."

The new panels has allowed Nielsen to expand its coverage ten fold to 30,000 Web sites from 3,000.

Below is Nielsen's list of the top 30 newspaper Web sites for June provided to Editor & Publisher. The sites are ranked by unique users and the year-to-year percentage change.

Author

Leah McBride Mensching

Date

2009-07-24 12:19

The U.S. presidential elections at the beginning of November sent more people in the United Kingdom online seeking quality news Web sites, causing the Times Online, Indepndent.co.uk and Guardian.co.uk to all record boosts in traffic, MediaGuardian reported Tuesday.

Guardian saw traffic reach 26 million uniques for the first time, while the Times Online and Independent.co.uk each saw traffic increase by more than 5 percent month-on-month.

The Guardian network, including GuardianAmerica.com for U.S. audiences, saw unique numbers reach 26,043,707, an increase of 0.26 percent month-on-month, and a 48.8 percent increase from the same time in 2007, MediaGuardian reported.

Meanwhile, Times Online's traffic reached 21,598,720, a month-on-month rise of 5.5 percent, and year-on-year increase of 75.8 percent.

Independent.co.uk's traffic was up 5.7 percent from the previous month, to 8,888,221 uniques, a 92.4 percent increase from the same time in 2007, according to MediaGuardian.

Author

Leah McBride Mensching

Date

2008-12-24 03:53

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