A great view of our connected world. Via @rands
From a nondescript office building in St. Petersburg, Russia, an army of well-paid “trolls” has tried to wreak havoc all around the Internet — and in real-life American communities.
China’s Internet users cross 500 million
“At the end of December, the country had 513 million Internet users, according to a report issued Monday by the China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC), a non-profit group with ties to the government. This puts the country’s total Internet penetration at 38.3 percent, up 4 percent from a year ago. In contrast, the U.S. has a total Internet penetration of 78.2 percent, according to Internet World Stats.
“The number of users accessing the Internet from their mobile phones has also grown, reaching 355 million, or more than the entire population of the U.S. Now 69.3 percent of China’s Internet users connect to the Internet via their handsets, up from 66.2 percent a year ago.”
The Story of W&L: China’s Great Internet Divide
20 Things I Learned About Browsers and the Web
“20 Things I Learned About Browsers and the Web” is a short guide for anyone who’s curious about the basics of browsers and the web." The illustrations are great and the implementation (using the canvas tag) is slick.