Category Archives: The InfoStory Quant
Pew on Why Microsoft Bought Skype
“…online phone calling has taken off as a quarter of American adult internet users (24%) have placed phone calls online. That amounts to 19% of all American adults. On any given day 5% of internet users are going online to … Continue reading
Big Data and Borges
From the May 26 issue of the Economist: “In A short story called ‘On Exactitude in Science’, Jorge Luis Borges described an empire in which cartographers became so obsessive that they produced a map as big as the empire itself.
Print Magazines Survive the Digital Tsunami?
The State of the Media Democracy Survey, Fifth Edition, from Deloitte, reports surprising finding regarding print magazines:
InfoStory Quant: Information Wants to be Paid For
According to a new Pew Internet report, 65% of internet users have paid to access or download some kind of digital content. Music and software are the most common kinds of content purchased. A typical user pays about $10 per … Continue reading
The InfoStory Quant: Mobile Politics
More than a quarter of American adults – 26% – used their cell phones to learn about or participate in the 2010 mid-term election campaign. In a post-election nationwide survey of adults, the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life … Continue reading
The InfoStory Quant: China, December 2010
* Internet population: 420 million * Mobile Internet population: 227 million * Broadband penetration of those online: 98.1% * Over half of China’s Internet users regularly blog and use social media * Only one in three Chinese consumers use business-to-consumer … Continue reading
Media Consumption in 2030: 2,570 exabytes
Chris Preist and Paul Shabajee, University of Bristol: “Assuming that the average westerner’s media consumption moves fully online but does not rise substantially beyond current levels, and the global middle class reach western levels of consumption, the researchers estimate the … Continue reading