Friday, 20 June 2008

ACURIL Conference Papers out

Good news! Some of the ACURIL papers and presentations are now out!

See the below link for the conference proceedings.

Thursday, 5 June 2008

Alexa Web Information

This site was also discovered recently by the blogger. It offers statistics on the most popularly trafficked websites, and can be viewed by country. As such it was thought that this source would be valuable in helping information professionals and librarians discover where users in their specific Caribbean country are going for information or spending their on-line time.

The information is from a commercial site and is also not an academic source for information. However it is still useful for evaluating and measuring in a general sense the Internet usage by Caribbean people.

Title: Top Sites by Country

Author/Publisher: Alexa Internet, Inc.

Affiliation: company

Publication Date: 1996-2008


Provides a listing of the 500 most trafficked websites for developers and a brief description of each site.

(Abstract from the source "About the Alexa Traffic Rankings" ) :

"A listing of all sites on the Web, sorted by traffic...Alexa computes traffic rankings by analyzing the Web usage of millions of Alexa Toolbar users and data obtained from other, diverse traffic data sources. The information is sorted, sifted, anonymized, counted, and computed, until, finally, we get the traffic rankings shown in the Alexa service. "

A Site for Caribbean ICT trends

Below is a site that focuses on the Caribbean modern information communication technology trends. The site while not being academic, but more commercial based must be viewed with caution. Nevertheless, it provides useful information about the trends in the Information and communication technology industry in the region, from a consumer perspective.


Author/Founder: Ingrid Riley

Copyright Date: 2007


Website powered by: Revolution WordPress (c) 2008

Abstract (taken from the About page of the site):

"Silicon Caribe- We’re the first two words on technology and the Caribbean. It’s the Caribbean Guide to Your World Online. The site for Caribbean tech news, trends, lifestyle and information. We cover the people,places, products and companies that are defining our dotcom and telecom worlds.

We have a large and influential readership of curious and interested consumers, bloggers,industry professionals, executives, entrepreneurs and media people. It has a fast growing reputation of being first to break news, providing useful information, meaningful trend analysis and success stories that inspire. was officially launched on September 7, 2007 as a reinvention of the two year old, by Ingrid Riley, award-winning investigative journalist and publisher turned Caribbean blogger and tech evangelist, Internet marketing consultant and entrepreneur."