Twitter and Facebook Profile Images: Already Optimized? Or Is There Room For Improvement?

In doing research on images on the web, I came to a surprising realization:  Social media profile pictures are not always fully optimized!  I had assumed that once a social media giant received your profile photo upload - they would optimize it to fully ensure a fast load time for their sites/apps/apis/etc.  But, I kept … Continue reading Twitter and Facebook Profile Images: Already Optimized? Or Is There Room For Improvement?

Mobile Web and Video Streaming:  What trends do we see?

In previous posts on video streaming, I’ve looked at how video adaptive streaming works and some of the performance impacts on video on the mobile web.  In this post, I’d like to combine these two ideas by looking at how websites are streaming video, and see if websites are following the best practices I have proposed. … Continue reading Mobile Web and Video Streaming:  What trends do we see?

Video on the Mobile Web: A Performance Study

As more and more customers use high bandwidth networks, video has become the norm on the web.  Streaming movies, YouTube, and Facebook Live now all stream right onto your phone. Video is shown to enhance engagement, so we should not expect that the growth of video will abate.   To better understand how video is … Continue reading Video on the Mobile Web: A Performance Study