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THE IMPACT OF SOCIAL TECHNOLOGY: overview

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SOCIAL TECHNOLOGY TRENDS: GLOBAL/INTERNATIONAL

INTERNET USE

WHO IS USING WHAT ON THE WEB AND TO WHAT DEGREE

Geekologie chart of what occurs every 60 seconds on the Internet

WORLDWIDE INTERNET USE

DATE NUMBER OF USERS % WORLD INFORMATION
POPULATION SOURCE
       
December, 1995 16 millions 0.40% IDC
December, 1996 36 millions 0.90% IDC
December, 1997 70 millions 1.70% IDC
December, 1998 147 millions 3.60% C.I. Almanac
December, 1999 248 millions 4.10% Nua Ltd.
March, 2000 304 millions 5.00% Nua Ltd.
July, 2000 359 millions 5.90% Nua Ltd.
December, 2000 361 millions 5.80% Internet World Stats
March, 2001 458 millions 7.60% Nua Ltd.
June, 2001 479 millions 7.90% Nua Ltd.
August, 2001 513 millions 8.60% Nua Ltd.
April, 2002 558 millions 8.60% Internet World Stats
July, 2002 569 millions 9.10% Internet World Stats
September, 2002 587 millions 9.40% Internet World Stats
March, 2003 608 millions 9.70% Internet World Stats
September, 2003 677 millions 10.60% Internet World Stats
October, 2003 682 millions 10.70% Internet World Stats
December, 2003 719 millions 11.10% Internet World Stats
February, 2004 745 millions 11.50% Internet World Stats
May, 2004 757 millions 11.70% Internet World Stats
October, 2004 812 millions 12.70% Internet World Stats
December, 2004 817 millions 12.70% Internet World Stats
March, 2005 888 millions 13.90% Internet World Stats
June, 2005 938 millions 14.60% Internet World Stats
September, 2005 957 millions 14.90% Internet World Stats
November, 2005 972 millions 15.20% Internet World Stats
December, 2005 1,018 millions 15.70% Internet World Stats
March, 2006 1,023 millions 15.70% Internet World Stats
June, 2006 1,043 millions 16.00% Internet World Stats
Sept, 2006 1,086 millions 16.70% Internet World Stats
Dec, 2006 1,093 millions 16.70% Internet World Stats
Mar, 2007 1,129 millions 17.20% Internet World Stats
June, 2007 1,173 millions 17.80% Internet World Stats
Sept, 2007 1,245 millions 18.90% Internet World Stats
Dec, 2007 1,319 millions 20.00% Internet World Stats
Mar, 2008 1,407 millions 21.10% Internet World Stats
June, 2008 1,463 millions 21.90% Internet World Stats
Sept, 2008 1,504 millions 22.50% Internet World Stats
Dec, 2008 1,574 millions 23.50% Internet World Stats
Mar, 2009 1,596 millions 23.80% Internet World Stats
June, 2009 1,669 millions 24.70% Internet World Stats
Sept, 2009 1,734 millions 25.60% Internet World Stats
Dec, 2009 1,802 millions 26.60% Internet World Stats
June, 2010 1,966 millions 28.70% Internet World Stats
Sept, 2010 1,971 millions 28.80% Internet World Stats
Dec, 2010 2,054 millions 30.00% Internet World Stats

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 has over 3 billion views per day and has two days of video uploaded to its system every minute as of May, 2011 (YouTube, 2011).

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)