A few Tuesday morning statistics

Kris Woods’ recent post about change made me think about quantifying change via statistics. If you need some new conversation starters you might try sharing some of these statistics with your colleagues:

World Internet Usage

There are several interesting presentations of data at this site-but to me the column that is the most interesting is the last one-the % of change. So while North Americans have the greatest %age of Internet use, the rate of growth in both African and the Middle East is truly astounding. The main site lets you see specific pages by world regions.

So just how popular is Google? According to comscore as reported by AccuraCast there were 7.7 BILLION searches on Google in January, 2008.

Does it surprise you to learn that there were 22.6 million bloggers in the US in 2007? Technorati keeps up with that stat and more in its “State of the Blogosphere” annual report.

What about the prediction that half of the world will be using cell phones by 2009?

We could probably have a lively discussion about the accuracy of any of these statistics but I think at some point you have to assume that there are some trends here that we need to keep an eye on!

Judi Repman

Georgia Southern University

Posted on November 18, 2008, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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