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Comment: Re:Not seeing this on a large UK website (Score 2) 449

by mjpg (#40069007) Attached to: Google Chrome Becomes World's No. 1 Browser

The site is general and has no Apple content. The reason above (Safari previews) is correct and the figures are not adjusted to allow for that. From the Safari bounce rate and av. time on site, I'd say a third of the 20% may be previews. - So a better estimate may be:

Internet Explorer 47%
Chrome 18%
Safari 14%
Firefox 14%

Comment: Not seeing this on a large UK website (Score 2) 449

by mjpg (#40066897) Attached to: Google Chrome Becomes World's No. 1 Browser

These are the figures for visitors to a 250,000 visits a month site in the UK:

Internet Explorer 44%
Safari 20%
Chrome 17%
Firefox 13%

In any case, I'm not sure what 'choice' many visitors have. Some people get what their IT department installs, others stick with what is on (eg Mac/Safari or Windows/IE), others with what their familt IT support insists on.

Comment: Re:I'm trying to parse this (Score 1) 385

by mjpg (#36784042) Attached to: Belgian Newspapers Delisted On Google

If the order posted on Chilling Effects is correct you can see why Google took a broad view [my emphasis]:

Order the defendant to withdraw the articles, photographs and graphic representations of Belgian publishers of the French - and German-speaking daily press, represented by the plaintiff, from all their sites (Google News and "cache" Google or any other name within 10 days of the notification of the intervening order, under penalty of a daily fine of 1,000,000.- ? per day of delay;


+ - Social networking sites keep deleted photos

Submitted by mjpg
mjpg (717775) writes "User photographs can still be found on many social networking sites even after people have deleted them. A Cambridge University, UK, test on 16 social network and photo sites found that most failed to remove photos from their servers after they were deleted.

To perform their experiment, the researchers uploaded photos to each of the sites, then deleted them, but kept a note of direct URLs to the photos from the sites' content delivery networks. When they checked 30 days later, these links continued to work for seven of the sites even though a typical user might think the photos had been removed.

The work is reported on the University of Cambridge Security Research blog and the BBC news web site."

Comment: GTip, GMicropay ? (Score 2, Insightful) 449

by mjpg (#15627282) Attached to: Google Launches PayPal Rival
With a decent micropayment system Google could really change the web. It's a shame this is not it. It's likely Google could blend micropayments into sites pretty well with their AJAX skills - and their infrastructure should mean that the implementation cost was marginal (for them). And search could benefit. A micropayment is a pretty good vote for a site.

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