Do Alexa Ranks Really Matter?

Alexa the Web Information Company, owned by Amazon.com, is an Internet service that measures the popularity of websites and how many people visit the website. An Alexa Rank is a number given to each website Alexa evauluates. For example, at the time of writing, Google has an Alexa Rank of 1 and The Internet Laboratory has an Alexa Rank of 904,437. According to Alexa, this makes Google the most popular website and The Internet Laboratory the 904,437th → Continue reading

What is a Blog?

The term "blog" is short for for weblog; which is, fundamentally, a website similar to a journal, in which you compose and publish entries (you are reading an entry to the Internet Laboratory blog right now). Entries are called "posts" and are written in all sorts of manners and lengths, from blog to blog. At the time of writing, there are more than 156 million public blogs in existence. There are lots of different ways to blog—you can do it on → Continue reading