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Did You Know . . . Lovejoy ISDDistrict Technology CommitteeNovember 3, 2008
Facebook was founded in 2004 and now four years later it has over 120 000 000 active members (users who have returned to the site in the last 30 days)(November 2008)
The site is averaging 250 000 new registrations everyday since January 2007
More than half of Facebook users are outside of college.The fastest growing demographic is those 25 years old or older
Facebook also averages more than 65 000 000 000, …………that’s right 65 billion page views per month!
Overall, there are now more than 10 billion photos posted on Facebook. More than 30 million are uploaded daily (Nov 2008)
How about $350 000 000!!!Which is what Disney Co. paid three young Canadian businessmen for the rights to Club Penguin
YouTube serves 100 million videos per day. 10 hours of video is uploaded to YouTube every minute.Do you know what YouTube is?
In Politics:U.S. Presidential Candidate Barack Obama’s YouTube Channel has been viewed 18.5 million times
U.S. Presidential Candidate John McCain has 621,385 supporters on Facebook and 218,464 on MySpace.
7 million American adults have listened to podcasts There are 150,000 podcasts and subscribers are growing @ 20 % per month
Did you know that Wikipedia contains over 10 250 000 articles in 253 different languages?
There are over 70 million blogs and counting The blogosphere is over 60 times bigger than it was 3 years ago.
There are now 240 000 000 registered MSN accounts worldwide and they are being used in 60 countries and with 26 different languages
Fully half of all teens and 60% of teens who use the Internet could be considered Content Creators
They have created a blog, wiki or webpage, posted original artwork, photography, stories or videos online
6.5 hours with media outside of school 33% of on the Internet 26% on TV 21% telephone 15% radio
Today's College Graduates have spent: 10 000 hours playing video games 20 000 hours watching TV andover 20 000 hours on the phone
But have only spent 5000 hours reading and11 000 hours attending school
China Mobile is the world’s largest cellular company….They have over 301 million customers….
Translation…..China has more cell phones than the U.S. has people*……*Business Week 2-5-2007
China will soon become the number one English-speaking country in the world.
If you took every single job in the U.S. today and shipped it to China . . .
The U.S. Department of Labor estimates that today’s learner will have 10 to 14 jobs . . .
1 out of 4 workers today is working for a company they have been employed by for less than one year.
More than 1 out of 2 are working for a company they have worked for less than five years.
The predicted top 10 in-demand jobs for 2010 will not have existed in 2004.
The U.S. is 20thin the world in broadband Internet penetration (Luxembourg just passed us).
Nintendo invested more than $140 million in research and developmentin 2002 alone.
The U.S. federal government spent less than half as much on research and innovation in education.
There are over 106 million registered users of MySpace (as of Sept 2006).MySpace adds 230 000 new users per day.
If MySpace were a country,it would be the 11th-largestin the world (between Japan and Mexico).