Alon Landa

Searching for God on the Web

The June issue of National Geographic talks about the birth of Religion and how the foundations of worship existed almost 12,000 years ago.  In this post I use Compete data to investigate how people search for and find God on the Web, or how one of the world’s oldest activities translates to one of the world’s newest mediums.  My analysis breaks down into two parts, the first is a look

Liberals vs. Conservatives on the Web

A few weeks ago, Jon Stewart did a segment about the News of the World phone hacking scandal and how media companies owned by Rupert Murdoch (e.g. Fox News) downplayed the relevancy of the story.  This wasn’t the Daily Show’s first attempt at making news of the news industry (and probably not the last), but it got me thinking about the audience for Stewart’s show vs. the Fox audience.  More

Is Netflix Penny-wise or Pound Crazy?

Last week Netflix notified me that my current service (one DVD and unlimited streaming) would go from about $10 to $16 (8 bucks for streaming and 8 bucks for DVD’s).  That’s a 60% percent increase with absolutely no added value for the money.  At first, I found this shocking and was outraged at having to buy Netflix a large latte (and a low fat muffin) every month for nothing in