Facebook’s putting up some big numbers in terms of U.S. web traffic. Right now, the site accounts for one out of every four pageviews in the United States — that’s 10% of all Internet visits.
According to data from analysis and intelligence firm Hitwise, Facebook’s￼ year-over-year growth has been phenomenal. We reported in June that the social network was set to eclipse Google in web traffic; now, Hitwise is showing that in the past week, Facebook.com saw 3% more web visits and almost five times more pageviews than Google￼.com.
The pilot will be tested at some 200 Vons grocery stores (owned by Safeway) in Southern California. Grocery goers will be able to link their Safeway loyalty program to their Foursquare accounts and earn rewards from swiping their card at checkout – launching an automatic check in.
I’ll pause my Foursquare mocking for a sec: this is awesome. To break into the mainstream, Foursquare needs to expand the check-in function to behaviors that already exist, not create new ones. Scanning a club card is perfect.
Take a step further, Foursquare: go talk to Mint and have them ping you every time someone swipes their credit card.
‘The problem we’re facing right now is there is already a lot of excitement for HTML5, but it’s a little too early to deploy it because we’re running into interoperability issues,’ including differences between video on devices, said the official, Philippe Le Hegaret, W3C interaction domain leader….
‘We basically want to be feature-complete by mid-2011,’ Le Hegaret said. Once the specification reaches that stage, W3C will issue a last call for comments. The next stage would be the candidate recommendation stage and then a recommendation stage. ‘And then we’re done,’ Le Hegaret said.
2022 can’t come soon enough. If you can’t wait until then, pick up a copy of HTML5 for Web Designers and ignore the W3C’s recommendation — figuratively and literally.