All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Stats’

The Super Bowl Stole Eyes Away from the Internet

Although it may have felt like your Facebook news feed, Twitter streams, and other social media networks were flooded with updates about Beyonce, the big blackout, ads, and Joe Flacco – Super Bowl XLVII didn’t drive people online. In fact, it pulled them offline in a big way. Broadband traffic analysts Sandvine is reporting that this year saw a return …

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Super Bowl Facebook Buzz Dominated by Beyonce, Blackout

Sunday’s Super Bowl was interesting for a couple of reasons apart from the actual game, and the Facebook data proves that. According to Facebook’s data analysts, two of the top three most-talked-about moments of Super Bowl XLVII had nothing to do with football. But the top trend did. The top moment from last night’s spectacle, in terms of Facebook chatter, …

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Let’s Learn Some Stuff About Our Brains, Shall We? [VIDEO]

Today, our favorite YouTube science illustrators want to teach you about fast thinking and slow thinking with some cool brain tricks. I can see no reason why we shouldn’t oblige them. Long story short, your fast thinking mechanisms in your brain are always trying to parse out information as quickly as possible. This is fairly useful in day-to-day life. But …

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Reddit Releases AMA Stats, and Actors Dominate

Reddit has a big 2012. Really big. Like, 37 billion pageviews big. The site has made its way from simply a popular site among the internet community to mega-popular site among the internet community that also gets talked about on CNN. Sarcasm aside, it’s hard to go a week these days without a major story that has some sort of …

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LinkedIn Hits 200 Million Members

Today, LinkedIn is announcing a pretty significant milestone. The social network for professionals has just topped 200 million members. For reference, LinkedIn hit 100 million members back in March of 2011 – meaning it’s taken them nearly two years to double their user base. “This milestone is more than just a metric — it’s a reminder of the global footprint …

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Kickstarter Boasts 2.2M+ Pledgers, $319M Pledged, and Many More Year-End Stats

Online crowdfunding leader Kickstarter may be a little late to the game – but late is bette than never, right? They’re finally published their 2012 year-in-review, and it’s in the form of a fun little slideshow that not only displays some key stats but also takes you through the highlights of the year – month by month. Some of these …

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1% of the World is Drunk Right Now and Other Awesome Facts [VIDEO]

Our favorite YouTube science animators AsapSCIENCE are back with another video of cool scientific facts, and this one contains some mind-blowers. Did you know that beer has all the minerals necessary to keep you alive, and that one single ejaculation contains 1,500TB of data? Or did you know that a Kangaroo has three vaginas? Check out the video below for …

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Facebook Slowly Conquering the World, Still Trails in Russia, China

It’s Facebook’s world – every other social network is just living in it. Big blue’s virus-like spread has been well-documented, as the company has spent the past three years making up ground in countries like Brazil, Mexico, India, and more to become the most-popular social network in the world (and in a majority of countries). Social media analyst Vincenzo Cosenza …

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Imgur Boasts 364 Billion Image Views in 2012, Reveals Top Image

Image-hosting powerhouse Imgur has just unveiled their year-end statistics, including the top 12 images of 2012. Why 12? Well, Imgur started this wrap-up in 2010 with the year’s top 10 images. Last year it was the top 11 images of 2011. I see a trend emerging… Anyway, Imgur has a lot to be happy about. According to the site, they …

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Gotye Claims Spotify’s Top Track of 2012

Another day, another year-in-review from a popular site or app. This time it’s Spotify’s turn to unveil the top tracks, artists, and albums of the year, according to their streaming and sharing stats. Congratulations Gotye, your song “Somebody That I Used to Know” is Spotify’s most popular track of the year. Spotify tracked the top songs in 15 different countries, …

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Reddit Sees 37 Billion Pageviews in 2012

I think it’s safe to say that 2012 was a landmark year for reddit. Of course, the user-generated content community has been growing exponentially for a few years, but 2012 saw the site become a true cultural powerhouse. There’s the good, like hosting the President of the United States for an AMA question & answer session. And then there’s the …

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Vimeo Boasts 14 Million Members and Over 675 Million Total Visits to End 2012

Vimeo says that their 2012 was amazing, now that they’ve grown to the size of the principality of Liechtenstein. Like most companies, Vimeo has released their 2012 year-in review, which features some interesting user statistics. Mainly, their member base has grown exponentially in 2012. “It’s that time of year when a company’s thoughts turn to itself. Which is frankly what …

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