Lou’s article posted in January but I think it is a great mid-year reminder of where we stand in the US in relation to the world. Great content and provides something to think about.
Those users have access to more than 250 million websites and 150 million blogs.
In social media, more than 600 million are on Facebook and on its Chinese counterpart, Tencent, and nearly 200 million on Twitter.
The growth of video is also staggering, with more than two billion a day being watched on YouTube and video experiencing rapid growth on Facebook, where 20 million videos a month are uploaded.
A lot of the new media growth is being driven by the rise of smartphones including iPhone, Android and Blackberry devices. Smartphones accounted for about one in four U.S. phone sales in mid-2010, but are expected to represent the majority of new cellphones by the end of 2011, according to data from the Neilsen Co.
In the U.S., we may have invented the Internet, but we’re only a fraction on it now. The latest figures compiled by pingdom.com show 825 million users in Asia and another 475 million in Europe. North America has 266 million, followed by Latin America, Africa, the Middle East and Australia/Oceania.