Wednesday, December 28, 2011

SuperPower: Visualising the internet

Top 100 Web Sites
Brand Category Unique_audience Total visits
Google Search/portal 349758716 8169550654
MSN/WindowsLive/Bing Search/portal 271929865 5669443547
Yahoo! Search/portal 233479611 4154504780
Microsoft Software 220410208 1457071144
Facebook Social network 218860914 4553369332
YouTube Video 203258182 1261959101
Wikipedia Reference 154174390 677773339
AOL  Search/portal 128146575 1798928826
eBay Retail 121740943 1136621952
Apple Computer 119232527 784462899
Amazon Retail 111945278 498783008
Blogger Blogging 110738193 509238135
Ask  Search/portal 100846108 471100728
Fox Interactive Media Media/news 92899123 623816316
Mozilla Software 67949332 164320932
Real Network Software 61513698 337871469
Adobe Software 53002496 98997677
About Reference 52543328 120546354
PayPal Financial 48552302 183121758
WordPress Blogging 48538401 131518828
Weather Channel  Weather 47048043 381890539
Glam Media Media/news 46723050 144259535
CNN  Media/news 44437129 315237473
Twitter Social network 42138681 260435459
Skype Voip 39220786 494959820
CBS Media/news 38520325 102607440
IMDb Reference 37717190 118408023
Wal-Mart  Retail 35538645 95283768
Craigslist Retail 35537183 276230288
BBC Media/news 35013985 313317910
Terra Portal 33824315 294547251
CNET Tech news 33647272 70218339
Orange Portal 31807197 504188450
Disney Online Portal 31394500 97511302
AT&T Portal 30219046 121777665
NetShelter Technology Tech news 29821347 80556448
Flickr Photo sharing  29549675 75195354
Picasa Photo sharing  29118829 146136670
Gorilla Nation Websites Commerce 29101945 81010902
WikiAnswers Reference 28825267 55624173
Orkut Social network 28419073 540847650
Chase Financial 28042086 155093978
UOL Portal 27726174 352124785
Bank of America Financial 27125408 170165875
eHow Reference 27053378 50414385
Livejasmin Adult  26761654 96824235
ESPN  Media/news  26609162 228211456
Zynga Gaming 25299710 358649577
Shopzilla Retail 25098444 41706202
Comcast Media/news  25051539 340120690
Videolan Software 24850138 199590815
Everyday Health Network Health  24555867 71384459
LinkedIn Social network 24389451 82906101
Expedia Travel 24143300 57417887
iG Financial 24084472 193112915
Target Retail 23366341 53819711
Dell Computer 23324607 93176142
Globo Media/news  23255841 281075741
Scripps Networks Digital Media/news 23138504 97937419
NYTimes Media/news 23004157 86938080
LimeWire File sharing  22713814 191014302
WebMD Health  22642174 50971280
FriendFinder Network Online dating  22603720 61860369 Retail 22504692 35849309
Nickelodeon Kids and Family Network Children 22409321 83215007
Classmates Online Social network 22199901 83568349
Netflix Video 22008309 106270947
Meebo Social network 21887117 86427247
Six Apart Blogging 21380991 77070983
Turner Sports & Entertainment Digital Network Media/news 21098211 70720772
Comcast  Media/news 20733129 58431587
Hewlett Packard Computer 20721035 49312762
NexTag  Retail 20661472 33065309
NBC Universal Media/news 20658373 61299754
Conduit Software 20610183 124096743
Verizon  Portal 20579538 137321487
TripAdvisor Travel 20548555 44345553
Best Buy Retail 20074265 45170125
Monster Recruitment 19416161 58285314
RTL Network Media/news 19290418 158214651
Priceline Network Retail 18956830 39405792
Experian Financial 18645754 32564123
Pornhub Adult  18511983 85677157
iVillage Portal 18347399 52984051
UPS Commerce 18220154 64947284
SuperPages Reference 18077680 35599994
Fox News Media/news 18061048 110993269
NFL  Sport 18060741 66811375
Dailymotion Video 17832095 42856313
T-Online Portal 17740389 254279320
Reed Business Information Network Media/news  17588470 31740628
Free Retail 17573040 126239473
Citibank Financial 17441648 68902194
Vistaprint Commerce 17426001 40076740
Sears Retail 17191100 33470558
Tribune Newspapers Media/news 17036257 59439576
Electronic Arts Online Gaming 16580304 158185607
Megaupload File storage 16395294 75813535
Vodafone Portal 16316860 82765976
Geeknet Forum 16270479 63750971

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

10 Most Dangerous Cities in the World in 2011 !!!

1. Bogota, Colombia

While security in Colombia has improved significantly in recent years, violence by narco-terrorist groups continues to affect some rural areas as well as the capital city, Bogota. In August 2010, a car bomb exploded outside the Caracol radio station in Bogota and in October, Colombian authorities claimed that they had foiled another car bomb attack directed at the National Administrative Center in Bogota. Some criminal organizations continue to kidnap and hold civilians for ransom or as political bargaining chips. The fact that Colombia has one of the highest violent crime rates in the world is quite enough for understanding how dangerous Botota is.
2. Ciudad Juárez, Mexico

Ciudad Juárez is one of the world’s fastest growing cities in spite of the fact that it has been called “the most violent zone in the world outside of declared war zones.” Unfortunately, it seems that crime is growing along with the city. There were around 1,400 murders in the city in 2008 and over 2,500 drug-related deaths over the same period in 2010. Public life is almost paralyzed out of fear of being hit by a stray bullet or kidnapped. Over the past 10 years Ciudad Juárez has seen more than 400 women fall victims to sexual homicides.
3. St. Louis, Missouri

According to a latest study analyzing cities based on their FBI statistics for murder, rape, robbery, and assault, St. Louis top the list of the most dangerous city in America, beating Camden, Detroit and New Orleans, last year’s most dangerous cities. After first being pronaunced ‘America’s Most Dangerous City’ in 2006 and coming in second place in 2009, St. Louis has once again reached the top. St. Louis had 2,070.1 violent crimes per 100,000 residents, compared with a national average of 429.4. Overall, east St. Louis city is the area of nearly 65% of the crime.
4. Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Despite the governmental changes that occurred in 2004, Port-au-Prince, the capital and largest city of Haiti, still regularly sees violent outbreaks and demonstrations. There is no real police force that keeps the violence under control in the city and the entire country and many towns in Haiti are literally controlled by criminals. Furthermore, while a U.N. force has provided assistance to police in the country since 2004, their presence does not guarantee absolute security for visitors or residents. Haiti is among the four most important countries for drug transit to the U.S. Kidnapping, murders, death threats, drug-related shootouts, car-jacking, armed robberies and home break-ins are common in Port-au-Prince.
5. Mogadishu, Somalia

In August and September of 2010, terrorists launched a military offensive attack against the Transitional Federal Government and African Union. In August, a roadside bomb exploded and damaged three civilian minibuses killing nine people and wounding 25, and in September, two suicide bombers killed themselves in an attack on Mogadishu airport. Murder, kidnapping, illegal roadblocks, banditry, and other violent incidents and threats to American citizens and other foreigners can occur in Mogadishu, as well as in any region of Somalia. Unpredictable armed conflicts among rival militias are prevalent in and around the city. Terrorist attacks, cross-border warring and brutal, violent street crime wrack the country on a daily basis.
6. Caracas, Venezuela

In our previously published article we have listed Caracas among the 10 most dangerous cities in the world in 2010. Well, it keeps its place on the list in 2011. The murder rate in the capital of Venezuela is said to be among the highest in the world, with much of that violence being related to drug trafficking and resulting from the fact that the country is located between the U.S. and Columbia. Armed robberies are common in the city, even in areas presumed safe and visited by tourists. Express kidnappings, in which victims are seized in an attempt to get quick cash in exchange for their release, are a problem. Even worse, police investigations into kidnappings have revealed that police officers are often involved. Crime is even rampant at the airport, which itself is said to be rife with corruption. And of course, pickpockets, hotel thieves, scammers and grifters abound.
7. Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

Crime is a serious concern throughout Port Moresby, capital and largest city of Papua New Guinea. If you decide to travel there, you are at a greater risk of violent crimes such as rape and robbery. Also, carjackings, stoning of vehicles, pickpockets, armed robberies are problems in and around the city. Visiting unguarded public sites such as golf courses, beaches, parks or cemeteries can be dangerous for visitors. Even public transportation is dangerous, making car rental the safest way to get around the country. Beside the criminal, Papua New Guinea is in an active seismic zone: tsunamis, earthquakes and landslides can occur.
8. Grozny, Chechnya, Russia

In 2003 the UN called Grozny the ‘Most Destroyed City on Earth.’ The city has undergone very destructive warfare since the 1990s, when the Russian army demolished much of the city. Gangsters, mob and corruption create problems for little remaining authority. Organized Crime is rampant. Political and criminal murder, as well as rape rates, are very high and kidnappings are a serious issue. Some destroyed buildings are being rebuilt, but many continue to live without electricity or water. Many Chechens have fled to places like Dagestan or Azerbaijan, as their native country is not safe.
9. Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

If you decide to travel to the Dominican Republic this year, you should strongly consider leaving valuable property at home. Crime continues to be a big problem throughout the Dominican Republic. While mugging and pick pocketing are the most common crimes against tourists, reports of violence against both locals and foreigners are growing and reports of car theft have increased. Also, demonstrations, protests and general strikes occur periodically. Although political demonstrations don’t generally occur in areas frequented by tourists and are generally not targeted at foreigners, it is advisable to exercise caution when traveling throughout the country.
10. Muzaffarabad, Kashmir, Pakistan

Although it is considered a “paradise on earth,” primarily known for its captivating beauty serene lakes, dazzling rivers and splendid gardens, Kashmir is thought by many academics to be the place where the next nuclear holocaust will occur. The region is divided among 3 countries (India, Pakistan and China) in a territorial dispute. These 3 countries are Nuclear armed states, and the tension in Kashmir has resulted in nuclear brinkmanship between Pakistan and India on several occasions. Rallies, demonstrations, and processions occur regularly throughout Pakistan on very short notice. Organised crime in Pakistan include drug trafficking, forged Indian currency printing, extortion, murder for hire and fraud. Furthermore, other criminal operations engage in human trafficking, black marketeering, corruption, political violence, abduction, terrorism etc.


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