announced a new feature for our community: ReadWriteWeb Predictions, a Predictions Center that we hope will enable you to tap into the collective intelligence of RWW readers. The first prediction is about the battle for users and mind-share that has emerged this year between Twitter and FriendFeed. Here are the results, along with results for our two polls this week...This week we
In RWW Predictions, we asked: How many monthly U.S. visitors will FriendFeed have for July 2008 according to Compete? As of writing, 400-599k is the most popular prediction. Here are the results so far:
You can make your own prediction here.
We've reached the halfway point of 2008, so time for a half-year assessment of the Internet bigcos. This week we ran a poll asking for your picks for best bigcos so far in '08. We did a similar poll last July - and Facebook just edged out Google for the RWW popular vote. At the end of '07 we named Facebook our Bigco of the year. We also ran the poll in 2006. Here are the results this time round:
At time of publishing, Google had 19%, followed by Apple on 18% and Mozilla 17%. Also in double figures were Amazon and Adobe, both of which got 12%. Interestingly, Facebook fell to 8% and the other two parts of GYM, Microsoft and Yahoo, didn't fare so well either. Microsoft scored 6% and Yahoo 5%.
Google Docs was down for more than 30 minutes, rendering documents inaccessible and users frustrated. Short outages are not uncommon, but it was a good time to ask - how long is too long for you? At what point would you personally deem a web service too unstable to use, and presuming that varies from service to service, what's your requirement for Google Docs?Earlier this week, Google's hosted office suite
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