Sunday, November 30, 2008

My first half of the year in microstock

It seems like ShutterStock is way ahead of all others. Next 3 are StockXpert, 123RF and Dreamstime which can achieve 10% of the leader sales.


My November results show that 123RF is slowing down while Dreamstime is growing.

SS 58.06%
SXP 10.98%
DT 9.39% (BME)
123RF 7.99%
MSP 7.15% (BME)
IS 2.80%
SV 1.03%
FT 0.91%
CS 0.72%
BS 0.57%
FP 0.40%

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Google Flu Trends

Google Flu Trends showing the prevalence of flu outbreaks across America. it uses aggregated Google search data to estimate flu activity in your state up to two weeks faster than traditional systems.Flu-related search terms are tracked to estimate when and where the flu happens, with data going back to 2003.


They have found a close relationship between how many people search for flu-related topics and how many people actually have flu symptoms. Of course, not every person who searches for "flu" is actually sick, but a pattern emerges when all the flu-related search queries from each state and region are added together. They compared query counts with data from a surveillance system managed by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and discovered that some search queries tend to be popular exactly when flu season is happening. By counting how often we see these search queries, we can estimate how much flu is circulating in various regions of the United States.

The data is tracked by state, so you can check and prepare when the flu starts to pick up in your area.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


If you have yet to master the skills in Photoshop to be able to make convincing fake photos. PhotoFunia gives you the opportunity to make some pretty cool stuff today in just a few simple clicks. If you have a good head shot of anyone, you can make convincing photos.