One of the general curiosity many web users have is what websites are most internet users visiting around the world. Estimations on the visitors have been provided by Google in a list of the most-visited websites.
Google’s statistics are based on unique visitors and is measured by Ad Planner. Google list the top ten websites as Facebook, YouTube, Yahoo, Windows Live, Wikipedia, MSN, Baidu, Blogspot and Microsoft. According to the statistics, Wikipedia is the highest non-advertising website and Facebook has 590,000,000 users. The entire list contains the category, unique visitors, page views, reach and advertising of 1000 websites.
Ad Planer gets information from Google Toolbar users, Google Analytics and other external sources of data according to the Google FAQ, though it states that most of the features are opt-in.
In-depth demographics are also provided for each website such as average time on the website, education, age, gender and household income by clicking on a link to the website in the list. For example, Facebook users spend an average of 25 minutes on the website and visit it 14 times on each cookie.
Flickr is a free photo sharing website owned by Yahoo! and is one of the most popular websites for hosting photography; as a result there is heaps of free photography including wallpapers licensed under the Creative Commons. Just use the keyword you’re looking for and ‘wallpaper’ to find a whole collection of wallpapers. Once you find one you like click on the ‘actions’ tab and select ‘view all sizes’ then download the right size (see below).
InterfaceLIFT has more than 2000 wallpapers available in nearly every resolution for common devices including netbooks, desktops and phones. Wallpapers can be filtered by a simple click of a button. All wallpapers are voted on, in order to support a high standard of quality before entering the frontpage. Users of the website can become part of the forum, submit wallpapers and view live charts of the submissions.
Visiting the wallpaper board (subreddit) shows pages of wallpapers on the social voting news website, Reddit. The board can be sorted using what’s hot, new, controversial and top saved. Most wallpapers link to popular image sharing destinations and include (mostly light-hearted) comments from users.