A multimedia showcase of some of 2010's top stories, including Greek violence, Pakistan floods, Iceland's volcanic ash cloud, the arrest of WikiLeaks' founder, the Times Square bomb scare, a near attack on Iran's Ahmadinejad and the Love Parade stampede.
With governments committing huge sums to tackle the world's most pressing problems, from the instability of financial markets to climate change and poverty, corruption remains an obstacle to achieving much needed progress. The 2010 Corruption Perceptions Index shows that nearly three quarters of the 178 countries in the index score below five, on a scale from 10 (highly clean) to 0 (highly corrupt)
How many websites were added? How many emails were sent? How many Internet users were there? This post will answer all of those questions and many, many more. If it’s stats you want, you’ve come to the right place.
We used a wide variety of sources from around the Web to put this post together. You can find the full list of source references at the bottom of the post if you’re interested. We here at Pingdom also did some additional calculations to get you even more numbers to chew on.
We love being inspired by other tech companies, and 2010 has been a great success! It’s so easy to forget how quickly the web evolves, but Perpetually comes to the rescue. Here’s our top 10 favorite redesigns from tech startups in 2010:
The following list compiles the ten news events/people/ideas that inspired the most comedy in 2010. The rankings look at the number of cultural references across the major comedic outlets, like The Daily Show/Colbert Report, South Park, Saturday Night Live, etc., in combination with the view count and quality of the comedic content.
As a special thank you to our readers, we have compiled a list of the top 100 package designs of the past year. This is package design at is best, the most lust worthy packaging around! Counting down from #100 to #1, check out ALL 100 designs below!
In case there is any doubt that the future is on our doorstep and ringing the bell, I've compiled a list of 250 headlines related to the future of computing, the environment, medicine, robotics, and other topics that have been hot in 2010. Although by no means a complete record of the year's future-related headlines, this list demonstrates what an incredible year 2010 has been. Even if you don't click through to any of the articles, just reading the headlines will give you a good idea of the technology tsunami that was 2010.
If anything, 2010 was the year when our reliance on web technology went through the roof. And as our usage went up, so did our expectations of uptime and reliability -- as evidenced by the near-panic that set in as these 10 services went (temporarily) down.
The Pictures of the Year exhibition, showcasing award wining news photographs from 2010, opens on 22 April at the Newseum in Washington DC. Pictures of the Year International is the oldest photojournalism contest in the world.
Companies want your attention, and they're willing to pay for it. In the first three quarters of 2010 (January through September), businesses spent more than $94 billion in advertising fees. These are the companies that paid the most for your attention in that time.
So what's changed? Technology has gotten unimaginably smaller and better — just look at the differences between an iMac in 2000 and an iPhone in 2010. (See here for a similar comparison.) The world's population has grown, and for the first time more people live in cities than in rural areas. China's electricity consumption has quadrupled. And the costs of technology are becoming more apparent than before. But really, the data speaks for itself.
Interestingly enough, a large number of those “comedians being serious” moments this year had nothing to do with health care reform, the oil spill or the 2010 midterm elections. The comedy community not only took its own detached, satiric tone, it selected its own discussion topics. So here are 10 Moments Comedians Made Us Think in 2010.
Twitter revealed some pretty interesting information about its demographics, content, accounts and other features this year, and many intrepid designers decided to put these facts and figures into infographics. We take a look at the top 10 Twitter infographics of 2010 below, in no particular order.
These infographics all shed some light on the year of growth, expansion and mainstream success that Twitter saw in 2010. To see the full infographic, click on the name of each.
White House photographer Pete Souza has one of the more enviable jobs in the world. He follows President Obama everywhere that he goes to document his every move. Aboard Air Force One, in the top-secret situation room, in the well...
Singaporean bags in Amsterdam, architectural shoes in NYC, food as news in Pittsburgh and more in our 2010 retail review "Our round-up presents brick-and-mortar stores that took advantage of space and place to give customer experiences that went beyond just shopping and eating."
"Speaking of Apple -- you saw this coming, right? -- it tops our list of the Top 10 companies on Twitter in 2010. It's probably no shock, either, that tech and gadget companies dominate the rest of the list, but, wait, Uniqlo? If you read my colleague Jennifer Whitehead's report back in September -- titled "Uniqlo's U.K. Twitter Campaign Looks to Be a Perfect Fit for Retailer" and subtitled "Every Time Someone Tweets About an Item, Company Drops the Price, Boosting Web Presence and Brand Recognition" -- well, you saw that coming, too."