Category Archives: Statistics

The Internet Economy: 5.3% of G20 GDP by 2016

The Economist: In the G20 countries, the internet economy will grow at more than 10% annually for the next five years and by 2016 reach $4.2 trillion, or 5.3% of GDP—up from $2.3 billion and 4.1% in 2010, according to … Continue reading

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Tipping Point for Internet Video vs. TV

According to Ypulse (via eMarketer), among high school and college students between the ages of 18 to 30, 70% reported watching Internet-streamed TV in a typical week, while 66% watched programs on a regular TV set. In contrast, among those … Continue reading

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The Increasing Diversity of Online Access

Pew Internet: The ways in which people connect to the internet are much more varied today than they were in 2000. As a result, internet access is no longer synonymous with going online with a desktop computer: Currently, 88% of … Continue reading

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Books Published, Indexed, Digitized, 1650-2000

8 million books were published prior to the 19th century, while 1 million books were published in 2008 alone. Sine the invention of the movable type, an estimated 100 million books have been printed. The graph below shows the number … Continue reading

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Online Love

“More singles met the last person they dated through an online dating site (21%) than anywhere else.  Across all age groups, seven times as many singles met their last date online, compared to being set up by a relative.”–’s second … Continue reading

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Fresh Data (from Pew) on the Rise of Video


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ITU Established

Today in 1865, the first International Telegraph Convention was signed in Paris by the 20 founding members, and the International Telegraph Union (ITU) was established to facilitate subsequent amendments to this initial agreement. 

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The News from Plato, Mo., Magic Town

“Townspeople, elected representatives, government officials and hundreds of students today celebrated the naming of Plato, as the 2010 Census U.S. center of population. Amid music, speeches, banners and cheers, village chairman Bob Biram welcomed the crowd, saying, ‘We’re proud of … Continue reading

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Search Still Rules

According to data from Outbrain, just over 10% of external referrals (external sources of traffic to content publisher’s site) are from social media sites, compared with approximately 41% from search and nearly a third from other content sites. “Industry watchers have … Continue reading

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New York vs. The Census Bureau, 2011 and 1891

Today, the U.S. Census Bureau delivered “New York’s 2010 Census population totals, including first look at race and hispanic origin data for legislative redistricting.”

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