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- Truthiness https://t.co/44c8CqkWmO 2017-04-11
- Best show around @kairyssdal @mollywood @Marketplace https://t.co/5R7cDoswro 2017-04-12
- Only 8 months away. :) Star Wars: The Last Jedi Official Teaser https://t.co/NM4N2HqVT4 via @YouTube 2017-04-14
- Wallpaper on the Boardwalk https://t.co/tPZt96QICG https://t.co/1XlWrBfRgF 2017-04-15
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- WTC #latergram https://t.co/e8MkEJhkYo https://t.co/7O6nsclZ1d 2017-04-15
- RT @BillSimmons: Sources: my dad would trade the 2017 Brooklyn pick for Porzingis right now. 2017-04-15
- X-Wing https://t.co/eJwAj4vwUv https://t.co/TnDxbJ7KcM 2017-04-16
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- NASA photos capture a strange new crack in a massive Greenland glacier and we might be doomed https://t.co/umuPpZrx35 via @mashable 2017-04-16
And yet, the vast majority of the traffic goes to the top 100 or so properties.
There are over 1.1 billion websites on the internet, but the vast majority of all traffic actually goes to a very select list of them. Google.com, for example, has an astounding 28 billion visits per month. The next closest is also a Google-owned property, Youtube.com, which brings in 20.5 billion visits.
This just illustrates just how long the long tail of websites is and how many different elements are out there to be explored. Cyberspace has never been a more apt description. The top 100 properties see the vast majority of traffic while the remaining 1.0999 billion sites/properties have relatively small volume of visitors.
Looking at the infographic and the properties that are listed is a really interesting visual into our world.
- Google takes the top spot with the aforementioned Google, Youtube, Blogger, etc.
- Facebook and Instagram represent a formidable combination
- Yahoo, for all its troubles, still is listed as the #5 site online
- News sites from all different angles have a significant presence with CNN (#22), HuffPo (#49), NY Times (#31), Wash Post (#54), along with Breitbart (#45), Fox News (#50) to name a few.
Click through below to see the original size of the infographic.
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- I just started following Filmumentaries – Jamie Benning on #Vimeo: https://t.co/BgTdGwGtiU 2017-03-07
- I just liked “Returning to Jedi: A Filmumentary by Jamie Benning @Jamieswb” on #Vimeo: https://t.co/wTlkUuaPjr 2017-03-07
- I just liked “Building Empire, A Filmumentary By Jamie Benning @jamieSWB” on #Vimeo: https://t.co/TV2Ky0yWxy 2017-03-07
- I just liked “Star Wars Begins – The Complete Filmumentary – By @jamieSWB” on #Vimeo: https://t.co/kGL8x9crr3 2017-03-07
- Don't Laugh, He's the President. Paul Ryan reacts to 45's pledge to end trivial fights during speech. https://t.co/kQS4LCerbj via @YouTube 2017-03-08
- RT @BillSimmons: Cutler to the Jets would be so incredibly Jetsy. 2017-03-09
- RT @BillSimmons: START THE SEASON RIGHT NOW https://t.co/yyDaLE1YpB 2017-03-10
- Patriots send 1st, 3rd picks to Saints for Brandin Cooks. And we still have Malcolm Butler. 😀 https://t.co/BTbBiolAPl 2017-03-10
- I just uploaded “Untitled” to #Vimeo: https://t.co/CdLluPDjjV 2017-03-12
- Download a Bear! https://t.co/WCwsDZzD02 Browse like you're in another country! @theTunnelBear https://t.co/xVQLcaw6m7 2017-03-13
- @cookiecastle It's a free VPN app and I got extra bandwidth for tweeting them. in reply to cookiecastle 2017-03-13
- Trumpcare DOA. But he said it would be the greatest health care bill ever. Everyone will be covered. 🤣🤣😂😂 https://t.co/ChK70d83Cg 2017-03-13
- Now this is interesting. YouTube unveils YouTube TV, its live TV streaming service https://t.co/XIDTXa63x6 via @techcrunch 2017-02-28
- The Week In Tweets – https://t.co/7wXmmKsr6t via https://t.co/vUsSrohLrI #Social #Twitter #WeeklyTweets 2017-02-28
- This is a tremendous podcast analyzing the issues with The Ringer's Top-50 Fast Food list w/ Bill Simmons, Joe House https://t.co/QCh76zp2pz 2017-03-01
- That's keeping it in the family. 😂. Beau Biden's Widow Hallie Biden Is Now Dating His Brother Hunter https://t.co/FEfXBZVOhj 2017-03-01
- Rut roh. Not good for @redsox. When will teams learn?
- So funny. TV reporter interviews man on the street … has no idea it's NFL star Adrian Peterson https://t.co/cFmSCPNVj6 via @YahooSports 2017-03-03
- Shift tries to fix the multiple Gmail and email account experience. https://t.co/xh4Y07ZkoZ #TryShift #GetShiftDone via @Get_Shift 2017-03-04
- RT @SAI: Urban Outfitters is selling a T-shirt with the classic AOL logo for $45 https://t.co/kIDi8LygEQ https://t.co/53SchLBXiz 2017-02-21
- The Week In Tweets – https://t.co/gcd5xposMi via https://t.co/vUsSrohLrI #Social #Twitter #WeeklyTweets 2017-02-21
- RT @BernieSanders: One of the great and ongoing struggles of human existence has been the effort to overcome fear of people who are differe… 2017-02-23
- The Beastie Americans https://t.co/IAajbJ4p44 via @YouTube 2017-02-24
- FBI Chief Comey is one shady dude. White House confirms chief of staff discussed Trump and Russia with FBI. https://t.co/cIl5OW4ASG 2017-02-24
- You can't be serious… https://t.co/wTXfMoZg1a 2017-02-24
- @CoryBooker https://t.co/GhJCYWzzaU 2017-02-24
- RT @JohnWDean: I have expertise on this matter. Push back on an FBI investigation of the White House is better known as a COVER UP: https:/… 2017-02-26
- RT @TheOnion: Frustrated Russian Officials Struggling To Get Any Policies Through Dysfunctional Trump Administration https://t.co/RHwI9HjHu… 2017-02-27
- Nice summary & take down of 45's 'plan' for Obamacare via John Oliver. He's nicely filling gap left by Jon Stewart https://t.co/AaQUxF9S03 2017-02-27
- Where there is smoke, there is 🔥
- RT @gruber: Investigate, impeach Trump, and the R’s still get Pence as president. I don’t think they’ll hold out much longer. https://t.co/… 2017-02-14
- This is starting to read like a Tom Clancy novel.
- Go Shep Smith! https://t.co/JsFdcxyEWa 2017-02-16
- RT @TheOnion: Fearful Americans Stockpiling Facts Before Federal Government Comes To Take Them Away https://t.co/d25kP6rm6B https://t.co/OR… 2017-02-18
- RT @techofmeaning: "The only security of all is in a free press." — Thomas Jefferson #NotTheEnemy https://t.co/cy0j4cuJet 2017-02-18
- Don't be fooled by the diversionary tactics. Be Distracted by @davepell https://t.co/FDLx0VQZwG 2017-02-20
To me, the NHL and their uniform designs (or sweaters) have always struck a great balance between honoring the history of the game while still embracing the opportunities to try new and innovative visual design ideas. The All Star game has always been a great place to test out said new ideas, whether it’s a neon colored uniform or some silly puck tracking visual on the TV broadcast. And over at NHL.com, Chris Creamer took a look at past All Star uniforms going all the way back to the 1930’s.
From orange-and-black with stars all over to neon green and reflective crests, the NHL All-Star Game has always been the ideal event to experiment with new designs and give fans a visually unique uniform matchup.
This year’s black and white with neon green trim All Star uniforms are a good example of that willingness to embrace a look that will appeal to hockey fans young and old.
For my tastes, the All Star uniforms from the 2004 game (featured image above via cited NHL post) were pretty sweet.
The annual tech pilgrimage to Vegas for CES has come and gone. As usual, Apple was not present – they never have a booth – but they have been known to have a big presence in terms of buzz, apps, and other items within the Mac ecosystem. Apparently, according to ReCode, this year there was one big area of “innovation” within the Mac ecosystem:
The large iProducts section of the convention hall boasted the usual array of cases and chargers, but not a lot that was really new or exciting. Perhaps the biggest area of innovation was around trying to replace all the ports Apple took away on its latest MacBook Pro.
- Coaching Transition at Syracuse Puts Bumps on Recruiting Trail, via @nytimes https://t.co/u2v3Z3wJXi 2016-12-20
- Cheaters!! Giants, Ben McAdoo fined for use of walkie-talkies vs. Cowboys – via @ESPN https://t.co/s935cuCzVC 2016-12-20
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- @TheBrockJohnson Listened to Ep6 Codebreaker. Can't do iPhone fingerprint without passcode. Does that change legal loophole discussed? 2016-12-21
- Stopped by the memorial at SU Homecoming. Always a sad day #panam103 @sualums @syracuse https://t.co/2Berj43U2g 2016-12-21
- Come join me, because #StarbucksforLife is better with friends. #contest https://t.co/RLGSsAA7ZA 2016-12-13
- The Week In Tweets – https://t.co/tqRtbQMsyg via https://t.co/vUsSrohLrI #Social #Twitter #WeeklyTweets 2016-12-13
- Really 2016? Had to get another one in under the deadline? Just go away 2016. Just go. > Craig Sager dies at 65 https://t.co/r8dK0qPQuT 2016-12-15
- With the risk. 👉Source: Pats claim Michael Floyd after DUI arrest, release by Cardinals – via @ESPN https://t.co/7c40VdLspl 2016-12-15
- %%%% – https://t.co/BpGTaXfq1l via https://t.co/vUsSrohLrI 2016-12-19
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- Porzingis shows off the handles. And just remember, this guy is 7’3″ and doing this stuff with the rock. Insane. https://t.co/29Bb2kMsZ4 2016-12-10
- Stranger Things Explained – https://t.co/ox6jvLHO35 via https://t.co/vUsSrohLrI #Fantasy #Netflix #StrangerThings… https://t.co/2Mhzlx9spz 2016-12-11
- Hmmm…#nfl TV options in the NYC area…the @nyjets vs @49ers in the Pathetic Bowl or watch an entertaining @packers vs @Seahawks game 2016-12-11
- A wonderful birthday present from the @Patriots #1212 https://t.co/BtYu8w12BF 2016-12-12
- We fused 4 color images with snow white parchment to create the thinnest book ever. We call it "Book". https://t.co/CPwQI9kdGI 2016-11-16
- RT @MLB: Your @officialBBWAA 2016 AL #CyYoung Award winner: @RedSox hurler @RickPorcello. https://t.co/o0XVP33CZx 2016-11-16
- How To Succeed In Politics Without Releasing Your Taxes #NameAPenceMuscial 2016-11-19
- Use https://t.co/MTVKIhiozk to call Congress with a single click #calltoaction 2016-11-21
- Not surprising. 👉🇺🇸⚽️🔥. Jurgen Klinsmann has been fired as head coach of the United States men's national soccer team. – via @ESPN 2016-11-21
- A little #Hamoleton fun for Mole Day. My daughter painted this for a Science class project. @Lin_Manuel #Hamilton https://t.co/UI1epzep5O 2016-10-25
- #Twitter Tuesday – The Week's Tweets – https://t.co/suluiyNasX via https://t.co/vUsSrozmjg #Social #WeeklyTweets 2016-10-26
- Neat fan art comemorating the @Cubs being in the World Series https://t.co/LydawkWN1x 2016-10-28
- Chicago, I expect nothing less! Go @Cubs! 8:28 AM Murphy's Bleachers bar in Wrigleyville. Beer is already flowing https://t.co/ecTp4Id5I5 2016-10-28
- Let's Talk About #Apple – https://t.co/F5d1JpnbyQ via https://t.co/vUsSrohLrI #Macbook #Products #Technology https://t.co/4gMfbQMY1I 2016-10-29
- Word. Well detailed and accurate rant on @apple TV. > Apple's October TV Surprise https://t.co/VHca7CTehN 2016-10-31
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Watching the Apple MacBookPro (MBP) announcement the other day, I could not help but get the feeling of a struggling, quiet desperation coming from the Apple leadership team making the presentation. I wasn’t in the room but the vibe of the room and the presentation felt desperate and flat to me. The details and advancements that were discussed during the presentation seemed like natural, next-level evolutions of the Apple product lines – the only thing that was really interesting was the TouchBar on the MBP – everything else…meh. Maybe the industry is so used to Apple’s high standards that it is taken for granted. Maybe we need to look past the giddy Apple fanboys vigorously defending Apple’s decisions and take a really critical look at the shit show that is all the different dongles and cables that are needed across the product lines and how they are expecting Apple customers to adjust and adapt to the confusion. Here is a quick hot take on different items that were announced.
They integrated Minecraft. Sure, Minecraft is still a thing, but is it really? Wasn’t that relevant like 3 years ago?
Steve Jobs said before he died that he had ‘solved’ TV. Granted that’s a bold statement – that is now 4 years old – and all they could deliver is an app called TV that enables universal search. And don’t get me started on Siri – Google Assistant anyone? 5 year head start and they’ve been lapped by Amazon and Google? You could tell that the woman doing the demo was speaking in a deliberate tone, praying that Siri understood what she said. Having the TV app on other iOS devices is definitely a good addition and that is an interesting addition and opportunity for TV viewers.
For context, the day before this event, Microsoft announced the stunningly cool looking Surface Studio desktop computer. The human interaction of the Surface Dial on the ultra thin and gorgeous screen looks fantastic. Apple countered that with “the thinnest MBP EVER” – gee what a surprise. And it has an all metal design! It has the “best and biggest track pad that [Apple] has ever made.” None of this is a big deal. It is bordering on technology and change for change’s sake.
The TouchBar at the top of the keyboard is a really interesting feature however to me, it seems to be something that will take people a long time to adapt to. I think it’s potential is high – especially in terms of security and it’s ability to read fingerprints. But hey, at least it organizes my Emoji.
The MBP looks like a gorgeous machine and I am taking absolutely nothing away from the brilliant Engineering and design that went into it. Yet, as Apple was explaining the capabilities of the TouchBar, speaking with quiet reverence of how you can use both hands when using the MBP, all I thought about was how quaint the Apple demo was compared to the amazing interaction of Microsoft’s Surface Dial.
Dongles & Wires
So let me get this straight – Apple gets rid of the headphone jack in the iPhone for an accelerometer, so the customer has to buy and use unique headphones that ONLY work with the iPhone (because of the Lightning connector). Then Apple doesn’t include the Lightning port on the MBP, but DOES include a headphone jack. So the customer has to use a different set of headphones or the dreaded ‘dongle’ to listen to music on the MBP. In fact, it looks like the customer will need to purchase several dongles to adapt to the different connectors you could be using.
It is unrealistic to expect a company – yes, even Apple – to develop a groundbreaking product, on the scale of the iPhone, every year (or even every two years for that matter). There are only so many opportunities that present themselves like what was in front of Apple in 2005-7 when they developed iPhone. It is, however, realistic to expect the same level of innovation that they believe they are delivering, and I’m starting to feel that the gulf is widening between the innovation Apple believes it is delivering compared to that of their competition.