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Twitter’s Real Value in Debate, Speed

Michelle Leder, Founder of Footnoted.com, and Joseph Weisenthal, Executive Editor at Business Insider, discuss the new use for Twitter as an outlet for company news. They speak on Bloomberg Television’s “Bloomberg Surveillance.” (Source: Bloomberg)

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China’s Internet Is Getting Faster – Infographic

China’s Internet Is Getting Faster [INFOGRAPHIC].

There are half a billion people on the Internet in China, meaning the country has a significantly larger online population than the general population in the U.S. In China, broadband speed — the rate at which devices can access data from the Internet — appears to be significantly behind the country’s rapid growth in online population.

According to the most recent Akamai State of the Internet report, the global average broadband speed is 2.6-Mbps. China is slightly below average at 2.07-Mbps, according to ChinaCache, a leading content delivery provider.

South Korea has the fastest average broadband in the world at 15.7-Mbps; the U.S. is currently 12th at 6.7-Mbps.

Despite its current online sluggishness, China may be catching up. The country enjoyed a 32% increase in its broadband speed during the six months leading up to May 2012.

ChinaCache used the information it compiled to create the following graphic, which offers insight and perspective on the largest Internet landscape in the world.

Source: Mashable.com

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The Growth Of The Internet Over The Past 10 Years – Infographic

cooltext615733272Remember in 2002, when computers like the Apple iMac G4 were the sleekest on the market?

Internet users were just starting to use high-speed broadband access, instead of that slow dial-up. Gone were the days of waiting. We could download a whole song in 10 minutes!

Fast forward to 2012: Computers are even more polished, and the Internet is faster. Ten years ago, Internet usage was more of a leisure — today, it’s practically as important as water or oxygen.

The animated infographic below, created by bestedsites.com, shows just how far technology has come in the past decade.

Source: Mashable.com, bestedsites

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