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The Top 100 Outsourcing Cities in 2013


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The Top 100 Outsourcing Cities in 2013 by Tholons

IT Hub for Outsourcing in Bacolod City

Growing IT Hub for Outsourcing in South East Asia

Read the Summery: Top 100 Outsourcing Cities 2013

The Full Report of Top 100 Outsourcing Cities for 2013 

The Tholons Report for Top 100 Outsourcing Destinations for 2013 has come out last January. I was wondering why I haven’t heard about Bacolod City – it is confirmed the it didn’t make the list in 2011 and 2012.  The Tholons Report reflects the changes in the global competition for outsourcing.

The Big Three

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State of the WordPress Bloggers Address March 2013


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State of the WordPress Bloggers Address March 2013

It has been 3 years since I started this blog and lots of tears and sweat has fallen, countless nights of watching statistics and analyzing data and statistics. All of these have been our bread and butter; – constantly tweaking our machine to give the best results for our few posts and articles. Welcome to WordPress.com, this is the home to the best bloggers all over the world! That includes you (if you blog here.)

Wordpress.com Blogs Logo 2013

WordPress.com Blogs Logo 2013

Every month, about 287 million people reading about 2.5 billion pages in WordPress.com blogs. This blog, archian.wordpress.com is my personal blog. WordPress.com isn’t just available in English, it empowers bloggers to write in their own language – all 120 different languages. But English is the native language of two-thirds of all written articles. Trailing English are Spanish and Portuguese wordpress.com sites.

WordPress is the top choice for bloggers, this includes non-English bloggers. The articles are written in more than 120 languages. Here is a breakdown of the top 10 languages:

1st English 66%
2nd Spanish 8.7%
3rd Portuguese 6.5%
4th Indonesian 3.5%
5th Italian 2%
6th German 1.8%
7th French 1.4%
8th Russian 1.1%
9th Vietnamese 1.1%
10th Swedish 1.0%

Below is my screencapture (Archian here) of Alexa Statistics in March 27, 2013. It shows the World Statistics of WordPress.com in different countries. My anaylysis brings me to the question: if English is the main language of wordpress users, why doesn’t wordpress come up as the top websites in the Top English Speaking countries?

Wordpress Statistics March 2013

WordPress Statistics March 2013

From the graph above, it shows that Romania and Indonesia are countries with the highest rating for wordpress. More percentage of the population use wordpress.com than any other nation on earth. This is followed by the Philippines in third and India at fourth.

You may find it interesting to find that wordpress.com is ranked at 20th in the UK, 21st in Canada, Australia in 22nd and 27th in the US. One way I could explain this is the distributed focus of those countries. Their advanced economies are driven to more important concerns while the third world economies, the Philippines and India are getting the article making, blogging and research to drive traffic and earnings for those companies.

It is also noteworthy to see that Romanian’s population blog more than any other population. They may also be doing the blogging more directly than than their European, American and Australian counterparts. I am surprised to learn that Indonesia spend more time in wordpress than the Philippines, knowing the Filipino’s love of books and learning.

Wordpress Blogging Software 2013

WordPress Blogging Software 2013

One thing to understand is that each country is segregated, not by the number of bloggers from that country but the percentage of active bloggers in wordpress.com in comparison to other countries. This means that for India’s 11th standing for wordpress as the most utilized website, could have millions of bloggers knowing their 1.2 Billion population. And if we take out the Filipino Bloggers from the 65% English bloggers, could they “outblog” the 3.5% Indonesian bloggers? Just thinking. . .

How about you? How do you read the above statistics?


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Looking for PHP Programmers in Manila or Bacolod City


Archian - Life, Bacolod, Architecture, Finances & DubaiWe are looking for PHP Programmers in Manila or Bacolod City to Customize a few existing WordPress Plugins.

Qualifications:
They should have basic knowledge of WordPress Core in creating db tables through a wordpress plugin. (We can use existing plugins in http://wordpress.org

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Looking for PHP Programmers in Iloilo


We are looking for PHP Programmers in Iloilo to do a Social Network Wiki.

Qualifications:
They should have extensive knowledge in creating modules and security for a Social Network Wiki Website.

Responsibilities:

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Dubai Chronicles: Deira in The Greens


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Dubai Chronicles: Deira in The Greens

The Dubai ChroniclesDistance brings a certain clarity to one’s own perspective. It illuminates a person’s interpretation of events, languages, culture and experiences. Living away from Dubai for the longest time in 5 years, I have come to remember people, things and activities in a different light.

We had a prayer group in both parts of the city, Deira and Bar Dubai sides. After prayer we also take time to visit places. This is the Greens in Al Barsha where I have a French friend who lives there.

The place is part of the progessive part of Dubai, places where it used to be dessert. We had fun at the pool and some sharing of our experiences. I am glad to be part of this team.

And what would dinner be with the French without cheese and wine? Fellowship and time together helps us to see our part in God’s plan and eventually play a big role in the His whole purpose.

 

Most of us are now in different places around the world. But the experiences and the learning we had during those times we will bring with us.

 


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What Softwares are used to Create Facebook


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What Softwares are used to Create Facebook

Social networking is the art of connecting with those who share common interests. Your “˜network’ is a community that helps keep you united with others and offers many benefits. Networking via social media sites has revolutionized how we use the Internet and is at the forefront of what we now call Web 2.0.

Facebook Explained
Facebook Explained

How Does Facebook Work? The Front End

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PH Domain Blogs. The Philippine Extension


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PH Domain Blogs. The Philippine Extension

PH Domain. The official domain extension of the Republic of the Philippines. Monopolized by Domain dot Pee-Eitch.

As part of my research and sleepless data gathering, I have been tasked to launch a dot-ph or .PH Domain. The site is currently under coding and construction by yours trully and part of the work is learning about ph Domains.

Dot PH The Philippine Domain Registry

Dot PH The Philippine Domain Registry

What you Need to Know about Dot Pee-Eich (.PH) Domains.
If you still don’t know, dot-ph is one of the most expensive domains, costing $35 a Year or roughly PhP1505. Compare that to Dot-Com (.com’s) which cost about PhP175. For PhP175 Pesos, you get the Continue reading