Google is No. 1, and its YouTube is No. 4. Which of these do you use the most?
Monday, January 7
The Web is a part of everyday life, and as 2012 comes to a close, it's interesting to see which online properties are the most used. No surprise on no. 1: Google, the top online search engine, is no. 1, according to Nielsen information. And YouTube, the leading video sharing site which is owned by Google, is no. 4. Facebook, the mammoth social networking site, is no. 2. It had almost 153 million unique visitors per month, according to Nielsen. Also worth noting: AOL Media Network was at No. 7, with 86.6 million unique visitors per month. (AOL is the parent company of Patch.com). Yahoo, still strong in search and also a leader in online content, was at No. 3. Which web sites do you use most? Share your online favorites in the comments below.
Some say doomsday is nearly upon us; others say we’ll be just fine. What are your thoughts on the predictions of the world ending Friday, Dec. 21?
If you believe the predictions out there, our days our numbered. The date some have feared the approach of, Dec. 21, 2012, is now a week away. Supposedly, it’s the day that will see the occurrence of a cataclysmic event, or perhaps even the end of the world, as predicted by the Mayan calendar. Many say otherwise, saying the sun will rise again on Saturday, Dec. 22. Among those denying the end of the world are scientists at NASA, who have created a page focused on “Why the World Won’t End.” “Our planet has been getting along just fine for more than 4 billion years, and credible scientists worldwide know of no threat associated with 2012,” NASA officials write, going on to denounce theories such as a supposed planet heading toward Earth, a …