5 facts about digital life – post #7
20Aug10

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.

  • Over 8 million tablet computers are expected to be sold in 2010. Source: The Economist
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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: The Washington Post
  • The average YouTube user spends 15 minutes a day on the website, compared with 5 hours that the average TV viewer spends in front of the box. Source: The Economist

5 Facts about digital life – post #6
21Jun10

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 average YouTube user spends 15 minutes a day on the website, compared with 5 hours that the average TV viewer spends in front of the box. Source: The Economist
  • Over 8 million tablet computers are expected to be sold in 2010. Source: The Economist
  • The iPhone App Store boasts 85,000 applications and a total of more than 2 billion downloads. Source: The Economist
  • 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
  • Apple accounts for 69% of online music sales – and 35% of all music sales (more than Wal-mart) – in America. Source: The Economist

5 Facts about digital life – post #5
4Jun10

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.

  • Two-thirds of Chinese households with internet connections have bought an everyday item online in the past 6 months. 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
  • The data management industry is estimated to be worth more than $100 billion and growing at almost 10% a year, roughly twice as fast as the software business as a whole. Source: The Economist

  • Users share more than 25 billion pieces of information with Facebook each month. Source: Time
  • Two-thirds of Chinese households with internet connections have bought an everyday item online in the past 6 months. Source: The Economist

5 Facts about digital life – post #4
28May10

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.

  • 27.3 million tweets are recorded on Twitter per day (November, 2009). Source: Pingdom
  • Nokia’s share of industry profits fell from 64% in 2007 to 32% in 2009. Source: The Economist
  • Revenue for Mozilla, the maker of Firefox, topped $78 million in 2008 – against expenses of just under $50 million. Source: Slate
  • The average Internet user in the US watches 182 online videos in a month. Source: Pingdom
  • Around 5 million e-readers are expected to have been sold in 2009. Source: The Economist

5 Facts about digital life – post #3
20May10

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.

  • Research pegs the total U.S. social media audience at 127 million. Source: Adweek
  • At the end of 2008, there were 189 million mobile-broadband connections generating on average 175 megabytes of traffic per month. A year later the respective figures were 312 million and 273 megabytes – a growth of 158%. Source: The Economist
  • Despite the surfeit of available apps – some 140,000 and counting – the average iPhone or iPod Touch owner uses between 5 to 10 apps regularly. Source: The New York Times
  • Facebook users post over 55 million updates a day on the site and share more than 3.5 billion pieces of content with one another every week. Source: The Economist
  • An average of 247 billion email messages per day were sent in 2009. Source: Pingdom

5 Facts about digital life – post #2
7May10

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.

  • At the end of 2008, there were 189 million mobile-broadband connections generating on average 175 megabytes of traffic per month. A year later the respective figures were 312 million and 273 megabytes – a growth of 158%. Source: The Economist
  • China has 400 million internet users compared with America’s 240 million and India’s 80 million. Source: The Economist
  • Around 20% of all online transactions now take place over so-called alternative payment systems – bypassing banks and credit cards. Source: The Future of Money Magazine
  • In America, the number of advertising pages in magazines dropped by 26% between 2008 and 2009. Source: The Economist
  • The average profitability of companies using the internet has increased by 2.7%. Source: BBC News

5 facts about digital life – post #1
28Apr10

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
  • For the week ending March 13th 2010, Facebook accounted for 7.1% of the America’s web traffic, compared with Google’s 7.0% – the first time Facebook has had a weekly lead. Source: The Economist
  • Apple has just 2.2 per cent of the world cell-phone market, but even that means it sold twenty-five million iPhones in 2009.  Source: The New Yorker
  • 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
  • BBC’s website receives 20 million British visitors a month – a third of the UK population and around the same as the proportion of Americans who log on to Facebook. Source: The Economist
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