By the Numbers

I’ve heard or read these lately. According to the January 2006 issue of Technology & Learning, the Pew Internet and American Life Project reports that:

  • Amost one-fifth of teens blog.
  • Teens from urban homes are more likely to share their work on the Internet than suburban or rural teens.
  • Girls create more content than boys.
  • Boys download and share files more than girls.

Last week, Stephen Abram spoke at the eTech Ohio State Technology Conference. His talk included the following statistics:

  • 75% of high school and college students have MySpace accounts.
  • eBay sells more cars before 9:00 AM than any dealer in America sells in a week.
  • 85% of 15-25 year olds have instant messaging accounts
  • 5% of people over 30 have instant messaging accounts
  • 50% of the people in the world have never seen a telephone.
  • 87% of the content on the Internet is not publicly accessible for free, and is not indexed by Google.