The Inquisitr Turns 1, Shares Stats

Duncan Riley’s site The Inquisitr is 1 year (and a day as I’m writing this) old, and it appears as if the goals were met. Just read this paragraph from Duncan’s post on the matter:

As I type this post, Google Analytics says we’ve delivered 13,059,144 page views in our first 12 months. The real figure is probably around 13.3 million, as we’re missing about a weeks worth of stats from various periods, but I’m happy with 13 million none the less. Our other vital stats: Alexa 11,341, Technorati: 225, Compete: 3,907, Quantcast: 1,756, Australian Blog index: 2, Australian startup index: 8.

Very nice, happy birthday then!

Be sure to check out the post on Paul Short joining as a permanent writer, with quotes from both him and Duncan.

Facebook Turns 5, Still Huge


FacebookCEO Mark Zuckerberg hands out free thank you gifts on Facebook, and talks about how the social network is letting people participate online using their real identities, and feeling safe about it.

The culture of the Internet has also changed pretty dramatically over the past five years. Before, most people wouldn’t consider sharing their real identities online. But Facebook has offered a safe and trusted environment for people to interact online, which has made millions of people comfortable expressing more about themselves.

He also links the Facebook retrospective, with screencaps of how the social network has evolved the last five years. Pretty interesting actually. Yes, those are the same images posted by TechCrunch and Inside Facebook to name a few. [Read more…]

Delicious Turns 5

One of the blogosphere’s most widely used web apps is probably Delicious. That’s Delicious and not these days, remember! Anyway, the service is now 5 years old and is obviously successful:

We’re now up to 5.3 million users. And with over 180 million unique URLs saved, together we have built a community resource that just keeps getting more interesting and more useful.


Darren Rowse’s ProBlogger Turns 4

Darren Rowse’s popular blog ProBlogger turns 4 today. The blog was born on September 23, 2004, and built upon Darren’s blogging tips from his old personal blog. Naturally, Darren’s got a post up, where he reflects and gives thanks, but also hints at the future:

While looking back at the past is fun – it is what is ahead that excites me the most. Over the last few days at BWE I’ve let slip a few times that there are a few things in the pipeline that will hopefully be launched in the coming months that will see ProBlogger expand quite a bit. While I’m not ready to announce them fully I will say that it involves the domain (at present it forwards to and will be something new and something (actually a number of things) that I’ve been wanting to do for a long time. I’ll share more in the lead up to launch and will probably give my newsletter list a sneak peak and chance to beta test it before going public with it.

Congratulations Darren, and here’s hope there’ll be birthday cakes for years to come!