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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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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American Texters Send and Receive Over 41 Texts Every Day on Average

Pew Research just looked into the texting habits of American adults and surprise: people like to text. What’s not to love, right? The fact that you don’t have to actually speak to another human being is reason enough to peck away at that keyboard. That’s not my opinion – I’m just imagining that’s what heavy texters would say… Anyway, motivations …

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Asian Americans the Most Positive Toward Social Ads

According to a report from Nielsen, your susceptibility to and tolerance of social media advertising is tied to your ethnicity. Nielsen looked at interactions with social ads and found that Asian-American consumers are much more likely to react positively, all across the board. They were more likely to share an ad, like an ad, and make a purchase based on …

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Only 2% of Facebook’s Local Business Pages Are Using Promoted Posts

Back in May, Facebook began allowing page owners to pay to give their posts extended visibility in their fans’ news feeds. With Promoted Posts, Facebook gave business owners a way to make sure the right people see the right content- at least that’s the company’s pitch. Recently we’ve seen some page owners upset with Facebook over Promoted Posts and content …

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Spotify Gained Two Million Paid Subscriptions This Year

Music streaming service Spotify has just announced its current user stats, and they show that the company has increased its paid user base by two million this year alone. According to Spotify, it can now boast 5 million paid subscriptions globally. One million of those paid subscriptions comes from U.S. users. Back in July, Spotify announced 4 million paid subscriptions …

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“Ghost Town” Google+ Boasts 135 Million Active Users

Today Google launched Google+ Communities, which allows users of the social network to create and join large common interest groups complete with discussion, hangouts, and seamless sharing across the web. They also announced that former iPad app of the year Snapseed, which Google acquired back in September, is now available for Android. But inside those announcements, Google Senior VP Vic …

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Mobile Apps Are Becoming as Popular as TV

According to mobile analytics company Flurry, you guys are buried in your devices – all the time. In fact, the time when mobile apps become the predominant form of media entertainment could be sooner rather than later. According to Flurry, the amount of time U.S. consumers spent inside mobile apps in December 2012 beat the amount of time spent in …

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