Montrose Journal Christmas 10

Planet Cyberspace (Facts Box)

Anonymous Author

  • 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 5565-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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