Montrose Journal Christmas 10

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Planet Cyberspace (Facts Box) -


  • By 2010, Generation Y will outnumber Baby Boomers – 96% have joined a social network.

  • Social media has overtaken porn as the Number 1 activity on the Web.

  • If Facebook were a country it would be the world's 4th largest between the United States and Indonesia. China's QZone may be even bigger.

  • Wikipedia has over 13 million articles – 78% of them are non-English.

  • There are more than 200,000,000 blogs.

  • 80% of companies use LinkedIn as a primary tool to find employees.

  • Generations Y and Z consider email passé.

  • The fastest growing segment on Facebook is 55-65-year-old females.

  • 54% of bloggers post content or tweet daily.

  • The second largest search engine in the world is YouTube.

  • In the near future, we will no longer search for products and services, they will find us.

  • Russia has the most engaged social media audience with visitors spending 6.6 hours per day and viewing 1,307 pages per visitor per month.

  • 1 out of 8 couples married in the US last year met via social media.

  • Years to reach 50 million users; Radio (38 years), TV (13 years), Internet (4 years), iPod (3 years). Facebook added 100 million users in 9 months. iPhone applications hit 1 billion in the same period.

  • A 2009 US government survey revealed that on average online students out-perform those receiving face-to-face tuition.

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