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THE IMPACT OF SOCIAL TECHNOLOGY: overview

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SOCIAL MEDIA STATISTICS: GLOBAL

GENERAL WORLD POPULATION INFORMATION

Population: 6,928,198,253 (July 2011 est.) 

Age structure: 
0-14 years: 26.3% (male 944,987,919/female 884,268,378)
15-64 years: 65.9% (male 2,234,860,865/female 2,187,838,153)
65 years and over: 7.9% (male 227,164,176/female 289,048,221) (2011 est.) 

Median age: 
total: 28.4 years
male: 27.7 years
female: 29 years (2009 est.)

Population growth rate: 1.092% (2011 est.) 

Urbanization: 
urban population: 50.5% of total population (2010)
rate of urbanization: 1.85% annual rate of change (2010-15 est.)
ten largest urban agglomerations: Tokyo (Japan) - 36,669,000; Delhi (India) - 22,157,000; Sao Paulo (Brazil) - 20,262,000; Mumbai (India) - 20,041,000; Mexico City (Mexico) - 19,460,000; New York-Newark (US) - 19,425,000; Shanghai (China) - 16,575,000; Kolkata (India) - 15,552,000; Dhaka (Bangladesh) - 14,648,000; Karachi (Pakistan) - 13,125,000 (2009) 

Life expectancy at birth: 
total population: 67.07 years
male: 65.21 years
female: 69.05 years (2011 est.) 

Religions: 
Christians 33.32% (of which Roman Catholics 16.99%, Protestants 5.78%, Orthodox 3.53%, Anglicans 1.25%), Muslims 21.01%, Hindus 13.26%, Buddhists 5.84%, Sikhs 0.35%, Jews 0.23%, Baha'is 0.12%, other religions 11.78%, non-religious 11.77%, atheists 2.32% (2007 est.) 

Languages: 
Mandarin Chinese 12.65%, Spanish 4.93%, English 4.91%, Arabic 3.31%, Hindi 2.73%, Bengali 2.71%, Portuguese 2.67%, Russian 2.16%, Japanese 1.83%, Standard German 1.35%, Javanese 1.27% (2008 est.)
note: percents are for "first language" speakers only 

Literacy: 
definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 82%
male: 87%
female: 77%
note: over two-thirds of the world's 785 million illiterate adults are found in only eight countries (Bangladesh, China, Egypt, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Nigeria, and Pakistan); of all the illiterate adults in the world, two-thirds are women; extremely low literacy rates are concentrated in three regions, the Arab states, South and West Asia, and Sub-Saharan Africa, where around one-third of the men and half of all women are illiterate (2005 est.) 

School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education):
total: 11 years
male: 11 years
female: 11 years (2008) 

Phone & Internet 
Telephones - main lines in use: 1.268 billion (2008)
Telephones - mobile cellular: 5.3 billion (2010)
Internet users: 2.1 billion (2010)

(All above from Central Intelligence Agency World Factbook, 2011) 

Population Comparisons

World Diagram(Geohive, 2002)

Rank Country or area Population
1 China 1,323,591,583
2 India 1,156,897,766
3 United States 307,212,123
4 Indonesia 240,271,522
5 Brazil 198,739,269
6 Pakistan 174,578,558
7 Bangladesh 156,050,883
8 Nigeria 149,229,090
9 Russia 140,041,247
10 Japan 127,078,679
(U.S. Census Bureau, 2011)

World population with country selectors: http://www.google.com/publicdata?ds=wb-wdi&met=sp_pop_totl&tdim=true&dl=en&hl=en&q=global+population

INTERNET USERS


Compare countries and their internet use: Global Internet Usage by Google 

 

World Users

World Penetration

TOP 20 COUNTRIES WITH HIGHEST NUMBER OF INTERNET USERS

TOP 20 COUNTRIES WITH HIGHEST NUMBER OF INTERNET USERS

 

Country or Region

Population,
2010 Est

Users
Latest Data

% Population
(Penetration)

Growth
2000-2010

% of World
Users

1

China

1,330,141,295

420,000,000

31.6 %

1,766.7 %

21.4 %

2

United States

310,232,863

239,893,600

77.3 %

151.6 %

12.2 %

3

Japan

126,804,433

99,143,700

78,2 %

110.6 %

5.0 %

4

India

>1,173,108,018

81,000,000

6.9 %

1,520.0 %

4.1 %

5

Brazil

201,103,330

75,943,600

37.8 %

1,418.9 %

3.9 %

6

Germany

82,282,988

65,123,800

79.1 %

171.3 %

3.3 %

7

Russia

139,390,205

59,700,000

42.8 %

1,825.8 %

3.0 %

8

United Kingdom

62,348,447

51,442,100

82.5 %

234.0 %

2.6 %

9

France

64,768,389

44,625,300

68.9 %

425.0 %

2.3 %

10

Nigeria

152,217,341

43,982,200

28.9 %

21,891.1 %

2.2 %

11

Korea South

48,636,068

39,440,000

81.1 %

107.1 %

2.0 %

12

Turkey

77,804,122

35,000,000

45.0 %

1,650.0 %

1.8 %

13

Iran

76,923,300

33,200,000

43.2 %

13,180.0 %

1.7 %

14

Mexico

112,468,855

30,600,000

27.2 %

1,028.2 %

1.6 %

15

Italy

58,090,681

30,026,400

51.7 %

127.5 %

1.5 %

16

Indonesia

242,968,342

30,000,000

12.3 %

1,400.0 %

1.5 %

17

Philippines

99,900,177

29,700,000

29.7 %

1,385.0 %

1.5 %

18

Spain

46,505,963

29,093,984

62.6 %

440.0 %

1.5 %

19

Argentina

41,343,201

26,614,813

64.4 %

964.6 %

1.4 %

20

Canada

33,759,742

26,224,900

77.7 %

106.5 %

1.3 %

TOP 20 Countries

4,480,797,760

1,490,754,397

33.3 %

417.8 %

75.8 %

Rest of the World

2,364,812,200

475,760,419

20.1 %

551.2 %

24.2 %

Total World - Users

6,845,609,960

1,966,514,816

28.7 %

444.8 %

100.0 %


(Internet World Stats. 2010b; Central Intelligence Agency World Fact Book, 2009)

TOP LANGUAGES ON THE INTERNET

Languages

TECHNOLOGY & TOOLS

Top 15 Social Technology sites for May 2011 (EBiz MBA)

TOP SOCIAL MEDIA WORLDWIDE

Italian blogger Vincenzo Cosenza has for the second time, published a visual map that portrays the most popular social networks around the world based on the most recent traffic data (December 2009) as measured by Alexa & Google Trends for Websites:

Global social media

Original at http://www.vincos.it/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/wmsn-12-09.png


View the Top 500 Sites Used Globally on the Web

 

Below is a breakdown by Brian Solis on who is using what for 2010:

Australia

1. Facebook
2. MySpace
3. Twitter

Canada

1. Facebook
2. MySpace
3. Flickr

China

1. QQ – 300 million active accounts
2. Xiaonei
3. 51

France

1. Facebook
2. Skyrock
3. MySpace

Germany

1. Facebook
2. StudiVZ
3. MySpace

Italy

1. Facebook
2. Netlog
3. Badoo

Russia

1. V Kontakte
2. Odnoklassniki
3. LiveJournal

Spain

1. Facebook
2. Tuenti
3. Fotolog

United Kingdom

1. Facebook
2. Bebo
3. MySpace

United States

1. Facebook
2. MySpace
3. Twitter

(Solis, 2010)

View some conversation prisms (who is using what):

The world: http://www.theconversationprism.com/1280x1024/ 
Germany: http://davaidavai.com/2009/09/21/germany-the-social-web-in-a-prism/ 
France: http://img.skitch.com/20100118-dwhg7asg5uq8j1p5762xuwab4e.jpg 
Japan: http://img.skitch.com/20100118-e9k46xyf26km28d7ss9cctqw45.jpg 
China: http://img.skitch.com/20100118-rrgk3ig89xcm528r9p91qkc3xu.jpg

Visit http://www.briansolis.com/2009/09/the-conversation-prism-the-landscape-for-international-social-networking/ for a full list of currently available social networking conversation prisms as this list is likely changing often.

MOBILE PHONES

View Global Cell Users


See also Global Faces and Networked Places (PDF: Neilsen)