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Internet Traffic

Ever wonder where people "go" on the Internet? Here's a site that keeps track.

You can search popularity by country, by language, etc. Pretty cool.

Where are your students going? Based on the top sites listed for the United States, here's my guess:

3. Myspace --
6. Youtube --
7. Facebook --
8. Wikipedia --

Knowing that these sites are among the most popular on the Internet is one thing; figuring out how to tap into that popularity for an educational purpose is quite another. Thoughts on how to do that?


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