Posts tagged with ‘stats’

We're Number One →

Slate has a delightful list of 24 “weird, surprising, and inspiring” things the United States is still number one in. Here are just a couple:

Cheese. No one churns out pressed milk curds like we do. (Well, unless you count the European Union’s 27 members as a single entity—but let’s not.) Here’s to you, Wisconsin.

Foreign aid. The United States gives the most overall for both development and humanitarian purposes. Sure, Norway gives more per capita. But we have more a lot more capitas.

C02 emission reductions. No, this statistic does not come from some parallel universe in which Al Gore defeated George W. Bush. According to the International Energy Agency, the United States’ economic slowdown and natural gas boom have combined to make it the world’s largest reducer of carbon emissions since 2006, cutting 7.7 percent. Who needs the Kyoto Protocol when we’ve got fracking?

Generosity. What American decline? The United States jumped from fifth place to first in the U.K.-based Charity Aid Foundation’s latest World Giving Index, which grades countries on three metrics: volunteering, helping strangers, and donating money.

Media. We have the most newspapers, radios, television broadcast stations, and hours of television watched per day. Oops, maybe that last one isn’t so inspiring. But hey, it’s a holiday. 

Slate, The USA Is Number One (in Cheese Production)!

52 cool facts and stats about social media (2012 edition) →

PR Daily put together a list of social media facts and figures. Here are some of our favorites.

2. Links about sex are shared 90 percent more than any other link.
FJP: Sexy is as sexy is. We’re not surprised by this one.

4. 25 percent of users don’t bother with any kind of privacy control.
FJP: They’re referencing Facebook here. You really should hit up the privacy controls. Especially since FB shifts things about fairly frequently.

10. Twitter handles more search queries per month than Bing and Yahoo combined (24 billion versus 4.1 billion and 9.4 billion respectively).
FJP: People who use Bing say it’s actually pretty good. After initially exploring it, I’ve personally never had a reason to default back to it.

13. Members are on track to make more than 5.3 billion searches on [LinkedIn] in 2012.
14. LinkedIn’s revenue has doubled every quarter for the last two years. 
FJP: That is astounding.

18. The most watched non-commercial video [on YouTube] is “Charlie Bit My Finger Again,” with more than 458 million views.
FJP: Let us repeat — That is astounding.

25. 35 percent of corporate bloggers worked in a journalism, media or professional writing role.
FJP: So, if this journalism thing doesn’t work out we might find a home?

26. Pinterest drives more referral traffic than YouTube, Google+ and LinkedIn combined.
FJP: It’s a good model this — Users post visual candy. Others eat it up and click through to the source. Wonder if that was a planned or a happy accident on Pinterest’s part.

30. 97 percent of the fans of Pinterest’s Facebook page are women.
FJP: Looking for other brands that skew so radically to a gender.

36. “Student” is the number one occupation of Google+ users.
FJP: But does “student” actually post, plus 1 and otherwise interact on the platform?

40. More than 42 percent of Google+ users are single.
FJP: So we’re the socially awkward, single set? Maybe I’m just projecting.

45. Justin Bieber is the only person with a perfect Klout score of 100 (says it all, then).
FJP: Yes, yes it does.

49. China is the No. 1 country in the world for smartphone use, with approximately 1 billion users.
FJP: Step one in world domination?

52. One in five couples meet online; three in five gay couples meet online.
FJP: 50% of the FJP is single, and online… just saying.

PR Daily: 52 cool facts and stats about social media (2012 edition).

Twenty-five years ago Eric Thomas created the Listserv to send group emails. Today, 30 million emails are sent using a Listserv each day.
While ingrained in our digital communications with each other, teens are sending less email than before. Instead they opt to communicate via Facebook, SMS and chat.
Still, there are 3 billion email accounts today and 107 trillion emails were sent in 2010. Unfortunately, 89% of those were spam. 
That’s 95.23 trillion unwanted messages about increasing the size of certain body parts or ordering pharmaceuticals from some shady corner of the globe. It’s also billions of dollars spent by organizations trying to ward off the deluge.
Stats via Fast Company.

Twenty-five years ago Eric Thomas created the Listserv to send group emails. Today, 30 million emails are sent using a Listserv each day.

While ingrained in our digital communications with each other, teens are sending less email than before. Instead they opt to communicate via Facebook, SMS and chat.

Still, there are 3 billion email accounts today and 107 trillion emails were sent in 2010. Unfortunately, 89% of those were spam. 

That’s 95.23 trillion unwanted messages about increasing the size of certain body parts or ordering pharmaceuticals from some shady corner of the globe. It’s also billions of dollars spent by organizations trying to ward off the deluge.

Stats via Fast Company.

Cause there are few better ways to spend an end of December evening.

Remember the 4 minute, Hans Rosling, data is beautiful teaser from a week or so ago? Let’s turn it to 11 and kick back for an hour.

BBC - Joy of Stats.

Slide from today’s US Census press conference.