Written by Joshua Bixby

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The most popular posts of 2012 covered sexy topics like page growth, business metrics, rogue third-party content, and the psychology of web performance, as well as “Performance 101” type pieces about latency and terminology.

I’m very excited to announce the launch of a project that’s been in the idea phase for more than a year, and actively in the works for the past couple of months: the Web Performance Today podcast. It seems only fitting that we launch the series with interviews with Patrick Meenan and Stephen Thair.

Here’s a fun set of infographics we just created, which were triggered by Shop.org’s statement that online shoppers could spend $96 billion this holiday season. We did some digging to find out what these numbers mean. (As you might expect, there’s a performance angle in here, too.)