Kiefer Sutherland follows his turn in “24″ with a new project — a new Web-only action series called “The Confession,” which also will star John Hurt. Mr. Sutherland is also one of the executive producers.
Online video service Hulu will carry the series.
“The Confession” explores the conflict between good and evil, with Mr. Sutherland playing a hit man and Mr. Hurt a priest who hears his confession. The story line will feature flashbacks to the events that brought the characters to this point.
The series will have 10 short episodes (around five minutes) and is set to premiere in March.
“The Confession” is distributed by the digital network Digital Broadcasting Corp.
Pingdom, a company that monitors websites and servers, spent a busy year in 2010 measuring traffic on the Web.
According to Pingdom’s recently released survey, there are 1.97 billion Internet users on planet Earth as of June 2010. Asia has the most (825.1 million). North American has 266.2 million.
People sent 107 trillion e-mails in 2010: 89.1 percent of them were spam.
There were 255 million websites as of December 2010 and 152 million blogs.
Social networking and microblogging sites also contributed significantly to online traffic flow. Facebook had 600 million users by the end of 2010, and added 250 million new users during the year. There were 175 million people on Twitter by September 2010.
People watched 2 billion videos a day on YouTube and more than 2 billion a month on Facebook.
Pingdom culled the statistics from a number of sources, including Pew Research Center, Comscore, Facebook, Twitter, TechCrunch and TwitterCounter.
For the full survey results, go to: http://royal.pingdom.com/2011/01/12/internet-2010-in-numbers/
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