Internet usage in 2012

World in your handEver since I first got onto the Internet in the late 1980s and involved in its commercialization in the early 1990s I’ve seen year after year of brilliant (and sometimes silly) innovation and growth.  It should be no surprise that pundits the world over are looking to 2012 to be yet another record-setting year wherein more people get online and stay online in ways that are well understood and some that may emerge before our very eyes (Pinterest, anyone?).   Continue reading

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Insights from the online house hunting phenomenon

Recently Trulia – the online residential real estate site for home buyers, sellers, renters and real estate professionals – released an interactive data visualization tool illustrating their users behavior patterns by day, time of day, location, and device type.

As you can see the peak house-hunting day and time is 9 pm on Monday, but 9 am through 10 pm on all days of the week there is a lot of activity. Continue reading