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Know your limits...

spence07
Newbie
Posts: 1
Registered: 08-06-2007

Know your limits...

Hi there,
I work in the eMarketing team, as the Creative Lead and am currently working on concepts for a new mini-site we aim to launch very soon.
So what's the site about?
It has a working title of 'Know your limits' and is intended to help educate our new or potential customers aswell as some existing ones also on the varying amounts of usage that websites use. We want to make people aware of what sort of bandwith streaming radio, or videos uses, and also other activities such as gaming, file sharing and of course plain old web browsing.
So here's where we need your help. There are 8 categories listed below, and if you could let us know the sites 'you' think are the most popular, coolest, or up and coming for each section (or as many as possible!) that would be really useful for us!
1 - Browsing/Emailing (blogging, communities, low bandwith sites)
2 - Music downloads
3 - streaming video
4 - Streaming Radio
5 - Photo Sites/uploads
6 - Gaming
7 - Instant Messaging Clients
8 - File sharing (P2P)
I look forward to reading all your responses here soon,
cheers
Spencer
26 REPLIES
gary
Grafter
Posts: 108
Registered: 10-04-2007

Re: Know your limits...

Come on guys 33 views and no replies?? We really could do with your help here to understand what the new and upcoming things are and how people actually use the NET!
Just to open things up.... I use/do:
1. My homepage is google, because it does everything I need it to..... whats yoursHuh igoogle, msn etc.
2. I regulary visit the BBC to catch up on stuff and see whats going on.
3. I visit el'reg to see who's doing what
4. I take a look on uTube for cool vids......
5. I take a look @ digg.com in case their is something cool going on that i've missed
6. I check the PlusNet portal forums to see whats happening with customers and so on!
7. If im board I have a look around "google street view"

What do you guys do? what new stuff do you see around that you are interested in and can potentially see many others using .. as a service?
Cheers.
Gary.
James
Grafter
Posts: 21,036
Registered: 04-04-2007

Re: Know your limits...

Hello Smiley
1 - Browsing/Emailing (blogging, communities, low bandwith sites)
Facebook (Yeah, I know), BBC Sport, hattrick.org, Google, Portals, Community Site and Thinkbroadband
2 - Music downloads
iTunes, Mininova
3 - streaming video
Don't use.
4 - Streaming Radio
Fivelive.
5 - Photo Sites/uploads
Photobucket
6 - Gaming
XBox Live
7 - Instant Messaging Clients
MSN, ICQ, Soapbox
8 - File sharing (P2P)
uTorrent.
ste
Grafter
Posts: 109
Registered: 07-06-2007

Re: Know your limits...

1. Browsing/Emailing (blogging, communities, low bandwith sites) -- BBC Sport, My Yahoo!, Plusnet, Community Beta, Thinkbroadband, Person.com, Red Issue, CNET TV, Download.com, Flash Earth, Imdb, Sky News.
2. Music downloads --  Don't use.
3. Streaming video -- Youtube, Online Cinema, Tv-links, Break.com, CNET TV.
4. Streaming Radio -- Five Live.
5. Photo Sites/uploads -- Don't use.
6. Gaming -- Don't use.
7. Instant Messaging Clients -- Windows Live Messenger, Person.com.
8.  File sharing -- Don't use.
Mand
Grafter
Posts: 5,560
Thanks: 1
Registered: 05-04-2007

Re: Know your limits...

1 - Browsing/Emailing (blogging, communities, low bandwith sites) - Portal forums, Thinkbroadband, El Reg, BBC (Sport and news), Sky (Sport and news), Digital Spy, digg.com, blogspot.
2 - Music downloads - none
3 - streaming video - YouTube, musicmesh
4 - Streaming Radio - none
5 - Photo Sites/uploads - Photobucket
6 - Gaming - none
7 - Instant Messaging Clients - Pidgin (which gives me MSN, Jabber, Yahoo and IRC)
8 - File sharing (P2P) - uTorrent and Ares
Community Veteran
Posts: 3,789
Registered: 08-06-2007

Re: Know your limits...

1 - Browsing/Emailing (blogging, communities, low bandwith sites)
slashdot.org, theregister.co.uk, and www.thegarrison.eu
2 - Music downloads
None really
3 - streaming video
YouTube/Google Video
4 - Streaming Radio
None
5 - Photo Sites/uploads
Flickr
6 - Gaming
WoW, WoW, WoW and some Wolf:ET
7 - Instant Messaging Clients
Trillian running MSN/ICQ/AIM/Y!
8 - File sharing (P2P)
Azureus
Liam
Grafter
Posts: 2,083
Registered: 04-04-2007

Re: Know your limits...

1 - Browsing/Emailing (blogging, communities, low bandwith sites)
PlusNet Involved Forums / PUG
El Reg / BBC News
Facebook
(I hate myspace with a passion!)
2 - Music downloads
Napster and iTunes
3 - streaming video
YouTube/Google Video/Joost/Big Brother (dare I say that!)
4 - Streaming Radio
BBC Radio Online (Listen Again & Live)
5 - Photo Sites/uploads
My Own Gallery / Facebook / Snapfish
6 - Gaming
None
7 - Instant Messaging Clients
MSN / Jabber
8 - File sharing (P2P)
Torrent / Usenet Download very occasionally
Tamlyn
Grafter
Posts: 268
Registered: 11-04-2007

Re: Know your limits...

1 - Browsing/Emailing (blogging, communities, low bandwith sites)
wikipedia, google calendar, google reader, php.net, facebook, tfl, trainline, ebay, ...
2 - Music downloads
Bleep
3 - streaming video
youtube, google video, virb
4 - Streaming Radio
bbc, last.fm
5 - Photo Sites/uploads
flickr, picasa, facebook
6 - Gaming
(don't use this but...) second life
7 - Instant Messaging Clients
miranda (using msn, icq, jabber, aim, irc), gaim (using jabber for work), skype
8 - File sharing (P2P)
soulseek, bittorrent (client: utorrent, trackers: uknova, mvgroup, mixingbowl, torrentspy, others)
9 - others
Thunderbird checking 4 email accounts, skype, foldershare, various software updates, ftp (website uploads mainly), ssh (and sftp)
jazz
Grafter
Posts: 240
Registered: 06-04-2007

Re: Know your limits...

1 - Browsing/emailing
PlusNet portal, PUG, kitz forum, ispreview, the register, BBC
2 - Music downloads
none
3 - streaming video
occasional film trailers on Lovefilm
4 Streaming Radio
Radio 4 Listen Again/Listen Live
5 - Photo site Uploads
Photobox
6 - Gaming
none
7 - Instant Messaging
none
8 - File Sharing
none (unless my software updates come this way - or in future BBC watch again facilities
9 - Others
Thunderbird email collections and daily updates to software on AV, Firewall, Spyware, Malware plus regular updates to Windows, other microsoft etc
brad
Grafter
Posts: 151
Registered: 06-04-2007

Re: Know your limits...

1 - Browsing/Emailing (blogging, communities, low bandwith sites)
Wikipedia, Facebook, Google, BBC Football, Charlton Athletic ( Grin ), Stumbleupon
2 - Music downloads
Don't use - will probably use in future
3 - streaming video
Youtube
4 - Streaming Radio
Rockradio, VH1, BBC Five Live, Sky Sports
5 - Photo Sites/uploads
Don't really use, apart from Imageshack and Facebook
6 - Gaming
None
7 - Instant Messaging Clients
MSN, Jabber
8 - File sharing (P2P)
Don't use.
jnelson
Grafter
Posts: 45
Registered: 05-04-2007

Re: Know your limits...

1 - Browsing/Emailing (blogging, communities, low bandwith sites)
IGN, Empireonline, Sheffield Wednesday OS (Sponsored by PlusNet of course  Grin ), BBC - all of it, Google (as a search Enginer, as well as their Earth and Map programs), the PlusNet site obvioulsy (almost forgot it - oops), IMDB
Email via google and yahoo mail using windows mail on Vista as the client
2 - Music downloads
iTunes, both for music and podcasts (love my podcasts!)
3 - streaming video
Youtube
4 - Streaming Radio
BBC Radio - especially love TMS for the circket (that typfies what makes England great of you ask me!)
5 - Photo Sites/uploads
Photobucket
6 - Gaming
Not a huge online gamer but have dabbled (and died quite quickly) with Battlefield 2 and Counter Strike, but will probably do this more when I can afford to buy a PS3.
7 - Instant Messaging Clients
I only use IM when at work in PlusNet Towers, which clients of choice at the moment is Spark
8 - File sharing (P2P)
If any it would be Azureus but quite rarely
Community Gaffer
Community Gaffer
Posts: 13,003
Thanks: 786
Fixes: 70
Registered: 04-04-2007

Re: Know your limits...

Ok, here's some of mine. In no way exhaustive as I've a bit of a habit of hoarding bookmarks Wink
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1 - Browsing/Emailing (blogging, communities, low bandwith sites)

BBC, El Reg, Engadget, imdb.com, Facebook, b3ta.com, PlusNet community sites, Think Broadband, Newzbin
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2 - Music downloads

iTunes, allofmp3.com
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3 - streaming video

Channel 4 Simulcast, YouTube, BBC News 24, Joost
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4 - Streaming Radio

Radio One
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5 - Photo Sites/uploads

Facebook, FlickR
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6 - Gaming

Don't tend to do much online. When I do it's a random public games server.
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7 - Instant Messaging Clients

Spark (Jabber), Windows Live Messenger & Chatzilla (IRC)
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8 - File sharing (P2P)

uTorrent, Limewire (very occasionally)

Bob Pullen
Plusnet Products Team
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Community Veteran
Posts: 1,656
Registered: 13-06-2007

Re: Know your limits...

1 - Browsing/Emailing (blogging, communities, low bandwith sites)
google IG, gmail, gmail for domains, wikipedia, bbc, thereg, theinq, pn portal, tesco staff area, various "anti" tesco sites, channel 4, digital spy, big brother portals, bebo, faceparty, gaydar, profileheaven, myspace, few sites i probs can't mention!
2 - Music downloads
Napster
3 - streaming video
channel 4 live, 4OD, TV Links, youtube, divx stage 6
4 - Streaming Radio
Radio1, Clyde 1, Five Live when F1 is on and I can't get to a TV!
5 - Photo Sites/uploads
flickr, rapidshare, bebo
6 - Gaming
miniclip, channel 4 games
7 - Instant Messaging Clients
MSN, Chatzilla
8 - File sharing (P2P)
None
fraserc
Grafter
Posts: 38
Registered: 06-04-2007

Re: Know your limits...

A bit different:
Home Pages = F9 portal, BBC radio 2 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/aod/mainframe.shtml?http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/aod/radio2.shtml?listen>, Oracle Technology Network Home page (http://www.oracle.com/technology/index.html)
Regularly visit:
PHP site/documentation (http://uk2.php.net/manual/en/index.php)
W3C(http://www.w3.org/)
and lots of similar sites (I'm a bit of a nerd Wink ).
Finally, I waste a lot of time with StumbleUpon (http://www.stumbleupon.com/) and thus visit too many sites to list.
pcoventry76
Grafter
Posts: 950
Registered: 27-08-2007

Re: Know your limits...

gaming steam and fileplanet - lots of good demos and games on both
Music, got to add Napaster it's a great service!
And our community site as the first website choice ofcourse!