Daily Archives: January 22, 2011

Reader Education? What Was I Thinking?

I’m so naive! I thought that if I brought value to my readers each and every day, I could make a difference and build a profitable business at the same time. I thought as long as I avoided mastering the art of saying nothing and stayed off the Analyst 2.0 path, things would work out. How wrong was I?!

Forget education! The real key to financial success is stupidity and bad grammar! Cheezburger, the publisher behind LOLcats and FAIL Blog, just raised 30 Million. That’s right! 30 Million to publish pictures of cats who can’t spell and dumb failures. 

I guess SI should have jumped on the Purchasing 0.3 Bandwagon when it had the chance! Whomever succeeds the now defunct Purchasing is obviously poised for fame, glory, and riches. (And the battle is already raging …)

The Internet is Big

The Internet … is big. Really big. You just won’t believe how vastly hugely mindboggingly big it is …

… but if you want to take a shot, Royal Pingdom has some numbers for you.

Users: 1.97 Billion Internet Users Worldwide
Email: 294 Billion Messages per Day
Images: 5 Billion Images on Flickr
Videos: 2 Billon YouTube Videos Watched Daily
Websites: 255 Million Websites
Blogs: 152 Million Blogs
Domains: 111 Million .COM, .NET, and .ORG Domains

In other words, 2 Billion Users who send 147 messages per day while watching a Youtube video and surfing over 400 Million Websites and Blogs when they are done with Facebook (where they spend the majority of their online time).