Top websites in Jordan

What a shame.

I started editing and creating Wikipedia pages around 2005, hoping to leave the world an easier and simpler place for those wishing to learn about a topic. A Free encyclopedia sounded like an aim

Today, I looked up Alexa’s ranking for the most visited websites in Jordan. Hoping to see what intrigues Jordanians. I was pleasantly surprised when I noticed that stackoverflow.com is among the top 50. Which shows that Jordan is becoming vibrant with software developers.

I was also glad that ArabiaWeather.com was in the top 10. Arabiaweather is a real success story, despite official ridicule by the government, the young company was able to become the only real and reliable weather related service from the private sector in the Middle East. We needed that

Just look at the miserable state of the official portal of the Jordanian Meteorological Department, honest to God, they are using wallpaper images from Windows 95. The footer image background is called Midnight Blue and the mobile version doesn’t work properly.

What is a shame, however, is that a porn website is ranked 13 in Jordan (no hyperlink here). Really! Come on! This reminded me of

The top 20 website are broken as follows:

  • Google.com is #1, Google.jo is #10 and Yahoo is Number #18
  • 13 are local news sites
  • Youtube is #4, Facebook is #11
  • ArabiaWeather is #9
  • Porn site is number #13

The fact that 13 news sites are in the top 20 is a good indication, however, this shows that the field is not settled yet and soon either a major force in news will take over and destroy them or that we will see consolidation.

Number 49 is osskanger.com, which is a virus. That means that a large portion of Jordanian computers are infected with a virus.

Wikipedia is at #21 in Jordan while globally it is #13, this after factoring in the effect of chinese megasites such as Tmall, Baidu, QQ, Sohu, Taobao and 360.cn and JD.com .Take China out of the mixture and we will notice that Wikipedia jumps to #5

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