Ignite Spot took a detailed look at the blogging universe and detailed some pretty interesting stats.
From the number of bloggers each month to the fact that the majority of bloggers are women. I was on a Hubspot webinar recently where Dan Zarella had Chris Pirilo from Locker Gnome on, Chris said he felt blogging was done. Looking at the stats here that does not seem to be the case.
The monthly income numbers look pretty big at least at the top. Perez Hilton making $450,000 a month, Mashable at $560,000 a month.
For some time now, South Korea
has boasted the highest average internet connection speed in the world.
In the first quarter of 2013, South Korean internet users surfed at an
average speed of 14.2 Mbps, 65% faster than Americans whose connection
speed averaged at 8.6 Mbps. To add a little perspective: at 8.6 Mbps, it
takes a little less than an hour to download a 2-hour movie in HD
quality (file size 3GB-4GB).
The United States is ranked 9th in the global speed ranking that is
topped by South Korea, Japan and Hong Kong, who are followed by the
European nations of Switzerland, the Netherlands and Latvia.
The global average connection speed was measured at 3.1 Mbps, passing 3Mbps for the first time.
When you look at Internet usage some interesting things stand out. The most interesting point to me deals with mobile usage. There are more people with mobile subscriptions than there are people with access to electricity and clean drinking water.
I was looking at an infographic and thought it was interesting that they listed .com as a technology term that "simply does not cut it anymore". The piece was about terms that are getting old and outdated.
The blurb about .com was that it faces new challenges every year. Not sure if that is not a bit of hyperbole, as no one is close to taking the throne. The graphic says expect to see .nyc,.shop and .sport in the future.
So here is the infographic produced by Lebara Mobile.
This is a really good look at how far the Internet has come,from October of 1969,when four leading U.S. universities—University of
California Los Angeles (UCLA), Stanford Research Institute (SRI),
University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB), and the University of
Utah—activated a project known as the Advanced Research Projects Agency
Network (ARPANET), creating the first successful network
of computers in a time when computers barely interacted with their
users, let alone one another. This historic connection provided the
basis for the Internet as we know it today.
WhoIsHostingThis.com put together this infographic and they did a really nice job.