“Between 2010 and 2015, the number of U.S. mobile Internet users will increase by a compound annual growth rate of 16.6 percent while PCs and other wireline services first stagnate, then gradually decline.” More…
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Please enjoy some data, presentations and infographics from Mashable and others. Happy New Year!
2010: The Year Facebook Dethroned Google as King of the Web [STATS]
“It’s only a matter of time until Facebook topples the entire Google empire, though. We’ve seen the trend develop for months: Facebook is getting bigger than Google. According to comScore, Facebook’s U.S. traffic grew by 55% in the last year and has shown no sign of slowing down… The social network accounted for 8.93% of all U.S. visits in 2010 (January-November), beating Google (7.19%), Yahoo Mail (3.52%), Yahoo (3.30%) and YouTube (2.65%). However, Facebook didn’t beat the traffic garnered by all of Google’s properties combined (9.85%).”
44% of Online Sharing Occurs Through Facebook [INFOGRAPHIC]
“Impressively, 44% of shares occurred through Facebook in 2010, up 33% from last year. That number does not include shares done via Facebook’s “Like” button, which means the actual, universal percentage of shares through Facebook is likely higher. Shares over Gmail increased by 395%, outpacing StumbleUpon, Facebook and Twitter. Shares via MySpace and Friendster dropped 20% and 31% respectively.”
I’m starting to research browser trends in Canada and found the following notable bits today. Not much of this is new but the data about the ratio of iPhone’s surfing the web versus other mobile OS’ is strikingly higher in Canada than anywhere else in the world. I hope to revisit this post with more information from more sources. Comments and tips are welcome. Computer Browsing
As reported widely by metric companies Microsoft’s Internet Explorer (IE) browser has fallen below 50% of the worldwide and Canadian market in 2010. The research arm of StatCounter Global Stats finds that Microsoft IE fell to 49.87% in September worldwide followed by Firefox with 31%. Google’s Chrome continues to increase market share at an impressive rate and has more than tripled from 4% in September 2009 to 12% in September this year.
Mobile BrowsingAccording to StatCounter mobile web usage in Canada (2.3% mobile vs desktop) is mostly from Apple’s iOS at 84% and much less from BlackBerry OS and Google Android OS. So much for Apple’s multitouch screen in the cold. iPhone users here like to surf more than anywhere else.
The rounded data above is largely from StatCounter who, while they claim to be on three million websites, I don’t know anyone still using the service in their site. The data they provide is of value in showing important trends though like the following with Internet Explorer IE versus Google Chrome.
The last report from Statistics Canada, and I hope there are more, showed that 80% of Canadians aged 16 and older used the Internet for personal reasons in 2009. 89% of individuals with at least some post-secondary education used the Internet. 98% of people aged 16 to 24 went online. Men and women went online in equal numbers. Many used high speed connections from home and 75% on a daily basis. 50% did online transactions. 31% watched TV and movies. 27% contributed to blogs and discussions. More sources: Statistics Canada | Pew Internet