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  What happens on the Internet in one minute?


In one minute, 216,000 images are shared on Instagram, $83,000 sales happen on Amazon, 1.8 million Likes are clicked on Facebook, also 72 hours videos are uploaded to YouTube. This image is from Omee and it shows us what happens on the Internet in one minute. For example, how many Tweets are posted, how many pictures are viewed, how many minutes communication through Skype. The data on the graph is from PC Mag, Business Insider and other websites. In one minute, 2 million searches on Google, 70...

   Infographic,60 seconds,Internet     2013-08-01 06:47:51


  Learn these technical skills within one day


It takes days and days reading books, practicing and involving in real project if you want to learn a programming language well. It's just like a marathon, you will get more if you can insist longer. During this long and boring period, there are always something you can learn within a short period of time, like within one day. These skills can bring your big satisfaction. Below are a list of technical skills which you can pick up within one single day, they are advocated by Jacob Jensen, a Googl...

   Technical skill     2014-06-12 09:33:15


  Why Google+ Doesn’t Care If You Never Come Back


Ad targeting. Google+ is designed to power ad targeting, and for that it only needs you to sign up once. This lets it combine the biographical information you initially enter such as age, gender, education, employers, and places you’ve lived with your activity on Search, Gmail, Maps and all its other products to create an accurate identity profile. And this powers targeting of more relevant ads it can charge more for. So despite comScore showing that the average Google+ user only spends ...

   Google+,Ads,comScore,Identity     2012-02-29 05:04:19


  PHP to get access token for Facebook app


Since Facebook is now using OAuth 2.0 to authenticate apps to access user information. the SDK of Facebook has provided developers some useful functions to get authentication done. For example, in PHP SDK, there are getAccessToken(), getLoginUrl() etc. But unfortunately, for me I cannot use getAccessToken() method to get the user access token, it only returns me the app access token. Finally I gave up this approach to get access token for the time being. I may later retry this approach if I have...

   Faceook,PHP,Access token,signed request     2012-03-27 12:37:46


  Google CEO : Facebook holds its users hostage


Google CEO Larry Page claimed in a media interview recently that it’s unfortunate that Facebook has been pretty closed with their data while Google is in the business of searching dataPage has been attacking Facebook ban on the search engine to search its data. In fact, the battle between the two sides has been going on for several years, and in June 2011 Google launched its social networking service Google+ which somehow further exacerbated the tension. On Monday, Page, in an interview with...

   Google,Facebook,Hostage,Larry Page     2012-05-23 05:58:07


  Gaussian Blur Algorithm


Usually, image processing software will provide blur filter to make images blur. There are many algorithms to implement blur, one of them is called Gaussian Blur algorithm. It utilizes Gaussian distribution to process images. This article is to introduce Gaussian Blur algorithm, you will find this a simple algorithm. In fact, it is a kind of data smoothing which can be used in many situations. 1. Gaussian Blur theory The so called blur can be understood as taking a pixel as the average value of...

   GAUSSIAN BLUR, IMAGE BLUR,ALGORITHM     2012-11-24 08:42:13


  Let your page be alive


With development of Internet, Web pages lie everywhere. How to design a visually attractive web product is becoming a major concern of designers, A complete webpage consists of the combination of points, lines and layers. If you want to let your page design be alive, you should put your efforts on below 4 aspects. 1. Flexible font use In a webpage, texts are the major information carrier and are what users care mostly about. It's the main element to convey messages to readers. The font size, col...

   UI design,White space,Geometric graph     2013-07-23 03:09:51


  Instagram has more than 100 million users


On TechCrunch Disrupt, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that Instagram users is over $100 million.According to comScore data, Instagram traffic in July rose 38%, it becomes the 56th site in United States. And Instagram official said that the number of users was 80 million and over four billion photos uploaded to the server in July.Last week, Facebook formally completed the acquisition of Instagram, the final cost is $735 million. Zuckerberg says he wants to help the growth of the application, ...

   Facebook,Instagram,Users     2012-09-11 19:50:57


  6 amazing HTML5 animation effects


HTML5 is rapidly developed in WEB world, it puts all kinds of pressure to browser development, but at the same time it also brings us lots of unexpected page effects. If we can use some HTML5 elements on our web apps,  we may get different user experience. However, for HTML5, there are lots of places need to improved. The following HTML5 animation effects are very attractive. 1. HTML5 mouseover image effect This HTML5 animation effect can be used in photo gallery, users can preview the...

   HTML5,Animation     2012-11-20 10:32:52


  Build route graph of Hurricane Sandy


Hurricane Sandy swept US east side and landed in New York, it killed 113 persons and incurred 50 billion US dollars economic loss. Sandy is also considered as the most expensive hurricane. We will now use matplotlib and basemap libraries in Python to build a route graph of Sandy. Below is the animated GIF. Shadow is added in the graph to show the time at night, we can see from the graph that Sandy stayed a while in Panama after emerging, then it went through Cuba and became Hurricane-2. Late...

   Hurricane Sandy,Route graph,Python     2012-11-17 07:58:13