Mobile to surpass desktop by 2015

This isn’t news but a wakeup call to some.

The total number of people using the web on mobile devices is set to surpass desktops by 2015 says the research group International Data Corporation (IDC).

“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…

There is still time to ready… but that’s almost yesterday.

2010 Trends from Mashable+

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%).”

The Most Popular Presentations of 2010 [REPORT]

5 Trends Affecting How We Connect Through Social Media

The Mobile Photo Sharing Boom Is Here

10 Creative Uses of the New Facebook Profile [PICS]

The Unbearable Inevitability of Being Android, 1995

44% of Online Sharing Occurs Through Facebook [INFOGRAPHIC]0
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.”

How Time of Changed: 2000-2010

Web Browsing in Canada

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.

Browser Versions in Canada
Browser Versions in Canada
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 Browsing

Mobile browsers in Canada
Mobile browsers in Canada
According 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.

Canada’s mobile web usage differs vastly with the rest of the world. In the United States data from November positions BlackBerry OS web usage in the lead at 34%, Apple’s iOS has quickly fallen to 33%, and Google’s Android has rapidly jumped to 24%. Globally Nokia Symbian OS leads with 32% of web usage followed by iOS (22%), BlackBerry OS (19%) and Android (12%).

Browsers Worldwide
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.

Social Media in Canada
Social Media Sites in Canada
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