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Akamai is out today with their first "State of the Internet" report. The report is well worth a read as it covers a variety of topics including: security, connection speeds, geography, network access, and Internet penetration. Some of the interesting stats include:
- China leads the world in attack traffic including denial of service attacks.
- Nearly 30% of attacks are to port 135 which is used for remote procedure calls on Microsoft operating systems.
- In March 2008, more than 10,000 Web pages on hundreds of Web sites were infected by hackers looking to steal passwords used in popular online games.
Here are a couple of the charts from the report.
High Broadband Connectivity: Fastest International Countries
As you can see in the chart below, South Korea leads the world as the fastest country with nearly 64% of connections to Akamai occurring at over 5 Mbps. Japan ranked second and the U.S. came in seventh.
Slowest International Countries
For those countries on some form of broadband, here are the countries with the slowest (less than 256k) connections. Rwanda came in first with nearly 100% of connections on these slower broadband connections. The U.S. shows nearly 8% of all connections at this speed – my mother is one of those 8% as she is still on a 56k modem.
As many of you know (if you read CN a bit), I am a stats freak. Love stats. I would rather watch my referral log than watch Justin.tv. One of my favorite apps is one I use and reviewed last year called ExtremeTracking. One of the best parts of ET is their map tool. You can see on a world Google map where your site visitors are coming from. Colors of the icons change for a location as you get more and more traffic from that location. It works really well when you run a geo-targeted campaign as you can see if your efforts have been worth it or for naught.
Alex Hillman and I were discussing stats today and he showed me a new mashup (which launched today) between Google Maps and your referrers. Built by Warren Konkel and David Rappo of BountySource, the tool is called Statsify.
Statsify allows you to see in real-time where your site visitors are coming from. The site is very basic but the guys tell me they are working night and day to add more features to Statsify. You can add a tracker to your site by going to Statisfy. You can also check out the CenterNetworks tracker. Some of the things I have asked for (which are on the to-do list) are pause and rewind buttons, a way to see a day at a glance, conversions from raw useragent to something that makes more sense (XP shows as NT 5.1). What's great is that Warren and David are open to feedback which is so important for a startup.
Anyway, give it a try and if you wish, post your Statsify link in the comments for all to see!