Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Some recent numbers


A recent Microsoft security report indicated that more than 97% of all e-mails sent are unwanted (spam) - see
Darren Waters, Spam overwhelms e-mail messages. 8th April 2008.


There are now over 200 million Facebook users worldwide - see Barabara Ortutay, Facebook Nation Tops 200 Million 9th April 2009.


At 9:56 AM, Blogger Guy said...

The cost of spam.
A recent report "Carbon Footprint of E-mail Spam" by McAfee noted that, in addition to all the other costs of spam, we shouldn't ignore the environmental impact. It suggested that the 62 trillion junk e-mails sent in 2008 wasted enough electricity to power 2.4 million U.S. homes for a year, with greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions equivalent to 3.1 million passenger cars.

At 2:23 PM, Blogger Guy said...

Oracle agrees to buy Sun Microsystems (Wall Street Journal, 20th April 2009)


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