Here is a rather interesting statistic, at least according to a new study by Incapsula – that 61.5% of all Internet traffic happens to be generated by bots. Just in case you were wondering, Incapsula happens to be a company that offers up cloud-based services to web sites. 61.5% is definitely a staggering number, but it did not happen just that way overnight. In fact, Incapsula claims that the figure had already hit 51% in March last year, which is already more than half of all Internet traffic.
Just what kind of metrics as well as situation was used to arrive at such a result? Well, Incapsula monitored 20,000 on their network over a period of one and a half months. Search sites remain extremely popular, with the likes of Google and Bing alongside other “good” bots generating 31% of all web traffic. As for the remaining 30.5%, those happen to fall under what they deem as the ‘malicious’ bot category, where among them will include “scrappers” which are involved in content and email address theft, hacker bots that intend to distribute malware while taking over websites, as well as DoS (Denial of Service) attacks by other bots to further reduce a site’s available bandwidth. Come on you humans, it is time to buck up and drive Internet traffic!
Some games are just destined to do extremely well when they roll out, and Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition happens to be one of them. In fact, this puppy has just officially gone past the 10 million copies sold mark, at least according to the folks over at Microsoft. Xbox social media director Jeff Rubenstein also sent in his congratulatory message, saying, “Congrats to Mojang, 4J Studios, and Microsoft Studios, and a huge thank you to the 10 million of you who have built, explored, and fought through the night on Xbox 360.”
Not only that, there is more good news to follow up on this rather remarkable achievement, where loyal builders will finally get their due as there is a 50% discount on all skin and texture packs. Unfortunately, the timing of this massive sale would not be as what some would expect, since it will last only for a day. All skin and texture packs here would mean the exclusion of Mashup packs, and this particular sale will happen this coming Saturday, December 14th, where it includes Skin Pack 1, Skin Pack 2, Skin Pack 3, Skin Pack 4, Skin Pack 5, Battle & Beasts Skin Pack, Festive Skin Pack, Plastic Texture Pack, Battle & Beasts 2 Skin Pack, Natural Texture Pack, and Fantasy Texture Pack.