5 facts about digital life – post #17
21Dec10

A series of short posts with the latest facts about our digital economy and lives. Use them for your presentations, blogs, homework or trivia nights.

  • Sales of music in the form of digital files grew by 9.2% to exceed a quarter of total sales during 2009. Source: The Economist.
  • About 8 per cent of all Google queries are name searches. Source: Wired Magazine.
  • There are more than 200 million active users currently accessing Facebook through their mobile devices. Source: Facebook.
  • Apple recently announced that its App Store now offers over 300 000 apps which collectively have been downloaded more than 5 billion times. Source: Apple.
  • It took Facebook 5 years to garner its first 150 million users but just 8 months to double that number. Source: The Economist.

5 facts about digital life – post #16
6Dec10

A series of short posts with the latest facts about our digital economy and lives. Use them for your presentations, blogs, homework or trivia nights.

  • In 2009, Facebook’s traffic grew by 66% and Twitter’s by 47%. Source: The Economist
  • With 48 billion unique images, Facebook houses the world’s largest photo collection. Source: Time Magazine
  • Facebook flashed more than 176 billion banner ads at users in the first three months of this year — more than any other site. Source: Time Magazine
  • YouTube is expected to generate as much as $700 million in revenue this year. Source: Wired Magazine
  • By 2020 the internet will add $3.8 trillion (£2.5 trillion) to the global economy, exceeding the gross domestic product of Germany. Source: BBC News

5 facts about digital life – post #15
18Nov10

A series of short posts with the latest facts about our digital economy and lives. Use them for your presentations, blogs, homework or trivia nights.

  • Second Life is currently populated by no more than 84,000 avatars at a time. Source: The Economist
  • Online advertising typically accounts for 10-15% of a newspaper’s revenues. Source: The Economist
  • Facebook users are adding photos at a rate of nearly 1 billion unique images a week. Source: Time Magazine
  • In April 2009, 63% of U.S. adults had broadband Internet connections in their homes – up from 55% in 2008. Source: Bloomberg Business Week
  • About 2/5th of LinkedIn’s members are female. Source: The Economist

5 facts about digital life – post #14
5Nov10

A series of short posts with the latest facts about our digital economy and lives. Use them for your presentations, blogs, homework or trivia nights.

  • Fewer than 1% of LinkedIn’s 50 million members worldwide actually pay for the service, compared with around 10% of Viadeo’s and 18% of Xing’s. Source: The Economist
  • There are currently 21 generic internet domains in addition to the 280 country suffixes (such as .uk, .in, etc.) Source: The Economist
  • Facebook currently has more than 65 million mobile users. Source: The Economist
  • Currently about 1.2 million subscribers worldwide access broadband internet via satellite. Source: The Economist
  • There are nearly 200 million internet addresses in use, which generate more than $2.5 billion a year in renewal fees. Source: The Economist

5 facts about digital life – post #13
18Oct10

A series of short posts with the latest facts about our digital economy and lives. Use them for your presentations, blogs, homework or trivia nights.

  • The number of members of LinkedIn with the title vice-president grew 426% faster than the membership of the site as a whole in 2005-09. Source: The Economist
  • Five months after it was launched, users of Blippy – a Twitter-like service that broadcasts what people buy – share $1.5 million in transactions every week. Source: Washington Post
  • Research pegs the total U.S. social media audience at 127 million. Source: Ad Week
  • Around 20% of all online transactions now take place over so-called alternative payment systems – bypassing banks and credit cards. Source: Wired Magazine
  • By 2020 the internet will add $3.8 trillion (£2.5 trillion) to the global economy, exceeding the gross domestic product of Germany. Source: BBC News

5 facts about digital life – post 12
6Oct10

A series of short posts with the latest facts about our digital economy and lives. Use them for your presentations, blogs, homework or trivia nights.

  • It took Facebook 5 years to garner its first 150 million users but just 8 months to double that number. Source: The Economist
  • An average of 247 billion email messages per day were sent in 2009. Source: Pingdom
  • The average Internet user in the US watches 182 online videos in a month. Source: Pingdom
  • During the iPad launch, Apple announced it had recently sold its 250 millionth iPod. Source: BBC News
  • Yahoo Mail has 106 million monthly users worldwide. Source: The Economist

5 facts about digital life – post #11
21Sep10

A series of short posts with the latest facts about our digital economy and lives. Use them for your presentations, blogs, homework or trivia nights.

  • 668,000 dotcom sites are registered every month. Source: BBC News
  • Google responds to around 35,000 search queries every second. Source: The Economist
  • Currently, the average life of a web page is somewhere between 44 and 77 days. Source: BBC News
  • About 6% of books in America are now published via print-on-demand. Source: The Economist
  • Mankind created 150 exabytes (billion gigabytes) of data in 2005. in 2010, it is expected to create 1,200 exabytes. Souce: The Economist

5 facts about digital life – post #10
10Sep10

A series of short posts with the latest facts about our digital economy and lives. Use them for your presentations, blogs, homework or trivia nights.

  • In 2009, revenues from mobile apps amounted to nearly $10 billion. Source: The Economist
  • E-books represented about 1.5% of consumer book sales in 2009 in North America. Source: The Economist
  • Sales of music in the form of digital files grew by 9.2% to exceed a quarter of total sales during 2009. Source: The Economist
  • Google responds to around 35,000 search queries every second. Source: The Economist
  • Google made a profit of $209,624 per employee in 2008. Source: Pingdom

5 facts about digital life – post #9
2Sep10

A series of short posts with the latest facts about our digital economy and lives. Use them for your presentations, blogs, homework or trivia nights.

  • 37% of American homes have Digital Video Recorders. Source: The Economist
  • More than 8 million visits were made to news websites every minute, on the night Barack Obama won the US presidential election. On the first day of the 2010 Football World Cup, there were 12 million visits per minute. Source: BBC News
  • 668,000 dotcom sites are registered every month. Source: BBC News
  • Apple recently announced that its App Store now offers 225,000 apps which collectively have been downloaded 5 billion times. Source: The Economist
  • The amount of reading people do, previously in decline because of television, has almost tripled since 1986, thanks to all the text on the internet. Source: The Economist

5 facts about digital life – post #8
25Aug10

A series of short posts with the latest facts about our digital economy and lives. Use them for your presentations, blogs, homework or trivia nights.

  • Apple recently announced that its App Store now offers 225,000 apps which collectively have been downloaded 5 billion times. Source: The Economist
  • In 2009, Facebook’s traffic grew by 66% and Twitter’s by 47%. Source: The Economist
  • China’s internet population has reached 404 million, up from 384 million at the end of 2009, and the number of people accessing the internet with mobile phones there has reached 233 million. Source: AdAgeChina
  • More than 8 million visits were made to news websites every minute, on the night Barack Obama won the US presidential election. On the first day of the 2010 Football World Cup, there were 12 million visits per minute. Source: BBC News Technology
  • The number of members of LinkedIn with the title vice-president grew 426% faster than the membership of the site as a whole in 2005-09. Source: The Economist
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