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Internet Traffic

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

http://www.alexa.com

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 -- http://myspace.com
6. Youtube -- http://youtube.com
7. Facebook -- http://facebook.com
8. Wikipedia -- http://wikipedia.org

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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