All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Stats’

Check Out These Insane WordPress Stats

Earlier this month, Automattic gave us a look at a bunch of stats about WordPress.com blogs in 2014. They were pretty impressive. For example, there were a total of 18,300,771 new blogs created throughout the year. That’s up 12.5% compared to 2013. It works out to nearly 50,000 new blogs per day. There were also 555,782,547 blog posts created, which …

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People Are Now More Glued to Their Phones Than the TV

Mobile devices have, for the first time, overtaken television in the fight for our eyeballs. According to a report from Flurry, using data from comScore and the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, Americans now spend 177 minutes per day, on average, on their mobile devices. That’s nine minutes more on average than they spend watching TV. Compare that to the …

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FBI 2012 Crime Stats: Tennessee is Most Dangerous State

24/7 Wall St.com did an analysis last week of the FBI’s recently released 2012 crime statistics, but before anyone starts hastily comparing states, it should be noted that the FBI does remind people not to compare state violence in rankings. “These rough rankings provide no insight into the numerous variables that mold crime in a particular town, city, county, state, …

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Chrome Is Now the Most Popular Browser in the U.S.

Back in May of 2012, Google’s Chrome browser overtook Microsoft’s Internet Explorer browser and became the most popular browser in the world. Now, just a little over a year later, Chrome has finally topped Internet Explorer in the United States. As of June, 2013, Chrome is the most used browser in the U.S. The news comes to us from StatCounter, …

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70% of American Facebook Users Have a Gay Friend

If you’re an American Facebook user, there’s much more than a good chance that you have a gay friend on the service. In fact, 70% of you have a Facebook friend that identifies as either gay, lesbian, or bisexual. Facebook’s data team reported the figure to The Wall Street Journal. They point to its significance right now, considering that the …

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Hulu Touts 4 Million Hulu Plus Subscribers, Revenue and Streaming Records in Q1

According to acting CEO Andy Forssell, Hulu is had a hell of a start to 2013. In a blog post, Forssell says that Hulu set a new record for revenue in Q1, and that for the first time ever, Hulu users streamed over 1 billion videos in a single quarter. Coming of a year when subscription to Hulu Plus doubled, …

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Wikipedia and Other Wikimedia Sites See 500M+ Uniques a Month

Wikimedia sites, which include Wikipedia, Wikionary, Wikibooks, Wikimedia Commons, Wikiquote, and nearly a dozen more, now see over 500 million unique visitors a month. The previous high was set in May of 2012, when Wikimedia Foundation sites saw 492 million uniques. In March, the family of sites saw an astounding 517 million unique vistors. The data comes courtesy of the …

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Snapchat Sees an Incredible 150 Million Photos Daily

Are you snapping ephemeral photos with the Snapchat app? If not, you may be quickly becoming the minority. Apparently, Snapchat is processing more photos daily than Instagram. And not just more – nearly four times as many. The figure was announced today by Snapchat founder Evan Spiegel at the D: Dive Into Mobile conference put on by All Things D. …

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Pandora Hits 200M Users, 1.5B Hours Streamed in March

Internet radio service Pandora has just announced a pretty significant milestone: 200 million registered users in the U.S. Pandora signed up its first user in 2005, and had hit 100 million users six years later in 2011. It only took them less than two years to add on the next 100 million. 67 million are considered “monthly active listeners.” “We …

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YouTube Now Serves a Billion+ Unique Users a Month

YouTube has just announced a huge milestone, one that shows just how powerful the world of online video really is. The Google property and most popular video site on the internet has just hit a billion unique users every month. “In the last eight years you’ve come to YouTube to watch, share and fall in love with videos from all …

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Spotify Adds 1 Million Paid Subscriptions in Just 3 Months

Spotify has tacked on a million paid users just a little over three months. That’s the word from SXSW, where the company has announced that they can now boast 6 million paid subscribers. Back in December, Spotify announced that their paid subscriber total had hit 5 million. In July 2012, it was 4 million. And back in January of 2012, …

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Facebook Obliterates Other Social Sites in Battle for Your Eyes

We know the Facebook is the most popular social network in the U.S., and even in the world in terms of total active users. In fact, it dominates. But just how big of a lead does Facebook have on other social sites when it comes to where you spend your time? Well, it’s not even close. According to a white …

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