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Social Media and You: Social Technology Trends

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INTERNET USE

WHO IS USING WHAT ON THE WEB AND TO WHAT DEGREE

Geekologie chart of what occurs every 60 seconds on the Internet

Compare countries access to the Internet at http://www.google.com/publicdata?ds=wb-wdi&met=it_net_user_p2&tdim=true&dl=en&hl=en&q=global+internet+usage

YOUTUBE

(YouTube, 2012).

MOBILE & AUTOS

Just as we noted that there is an upward trend with people using the internet and social technology in their cars in the United States, the same can be said for some other parts of the world.  At the Geneva Motor show, "Scientists have developed what they say is the world’s first “Internet car”, which can read out your emails, Facebook and Twitter updates. The unique Rinspeed Bamboo car can also help motorists behind the wheel surf the net by using a series of voice commands ... The car is compatible with all smartphones, iPads and BlackBerry devices. Twitter updates, Facebook messages and instant texts can all be accessed by the driver while the car is moving. It also comes fitted with its own Wi-Fi transmitter allowing passengers to use their laptops or mobile devices" (The Hindu, 2011; Small World News Service, 2011)

ONLINE PURCHASING

Global Market Users of Paypal:

KIDS & TEENAGERS

Some numbers from the United Kingdom:

11 to 15 years old

(Higher Education Academy and the Joint Information Systems Committee, 2009)

Cell phone use globally for teens

(Nielson, 2009)

Teen International Use 
(Nielson, 2009)