I found a great new internet gadget last week: the Alexa toolbar.
Alexa looks at site traffic for all sorts
of companies, and shows how popular they are against a global index. For example, here are
the most popular internet sites of all worldwide:
4. Windows Live
10. Yahoo (Japan)
Going through their top list of the Global
500, it’s interesting that once you get through all the social networks,
search engines, news services, auction and shopping sites, technology, sex and
gambling destinations … you start to find banks just outside the Top 200.