We all know the Internet is huge. In fact, it’s apparently growing faster than ever before. Need proof? Here are a few of the most important and engaging videos and statistics that are making the rounds on the Internet. These are truly staggering and could be very helpful in engaging a class with questions like “how much of all e-mail do you think is spam?” and “how many e-mails are sent each year? go ahead and guess!” It should lead to some really interesting discussion about where students (and teachers) think the Internet and the World Wide Web is heading over the next few years.
The first video comes from Jess3 who has created a video that’s both informative and entertaining. There are some really staggering statistics in this video. (You’ve been warned.) Here are some noteworthy stats (in my opinion):
(now in fun animation form!)
A compilation of Philippine Internet statistics inspired from Yahoo – AC Nielsen Net Index 2010 and comScore news releases.
Video made by Buddy Gancenia (http://www.buddygancenia.com) for Search Profile Index (http://www.searchprofileindex.com).
In a national survey between November 30 and December 27, 2009, the Pew Internet and American Life Project found:
74% of American adults (ages 18 and older) use the internet — a slight drop from our survey in April 2009, which did not include Spanish interviews. At that time we found that 79% of English-speaking adults use the internet.
60% of American adults use broadband connections at home – a drop that is within the margin of error from 63% in April 2009.
55% of American adults connect to the internet wirelessly, either through a WiFi or WiMax connection via their laptops or through their handheld device like a smart phone. This figure did not change in a statistically significant way during 2009. Read the full report (pdf) here.
This page will be continually updated as more information is found. Know of a great video or chart that should be shared here? Get in touch in the comments, on Twitter (@edudemic) or over on the Facebook page (it takes 30,000+ servers to make the Facebook page happen so why not use it?)