The Internet in 2020 [Infographic]
The Internet in 2020- Predictions We Can Count On
More People Will Use the Internet
In 2010, there are 1.8 billion Internet users and a world population of 6.7 billion. In 2020, it is estimated that there will be five billion Internet users.
The Internet Will be More Geographically Dispersed
The estimated world population in 2009 was 6,767,805,208. The estimated number of Internet users on December 2000 was 360,985,492. The latest data shows the current number of Internet users at 1,802,330,457. The penetration of the Internet into the population is 26.6 percent. The growth of Internet users from 2000 to 2009 was 399.3 percent.
History of Social Games [Infographic]
Social games aren’t new–they’re just games you play with other people. Social games began about 5000 years ago. With some help from the team at Disruptor Beam, we’ve put together a little chart that traces the history of social games from its origins in Ancient Egypt all the way to the present. I’m using the term social network gamesto distinguish the type of social games (Farmtown, etc.) that are primarily played and distributed via social networks.
The Spotlight on Online Gaming [Infographic]
Do you have a farm on Facebook? Or, are you tearing up the neighborhood on Mafia Wars? Online Gaming has exploded in popularity over the past several years as the technology has increased. Online gaming is more than just a genre. It has entered into the fabric of American society, especially with the youth of the country. Over the past 5 years, online gaming has become a huge segment of the total online experience.
The History and Evolution of Email [Infographic]
When did people begin relying on e-mail and other online communication? Some may guess around the 80s, but e-mail actually goes all the way back to the mid-60s.
Women and Social Media [Infographic]
It’s no secret that social media sites are dramatically changing the way we live and conduct our lives online. But, what this means to, and how this involves women is commonly overlooked. Perhaps surprisingly, women are online and interacting on social sites just as much — if not, more — than their male counterparts. In fact, more than half of all American women participate in social media at least once a week, with, of course, younger women using social sites the most. The following is a graphic that takes a look at what sites women are using, as well as how much and why women are participating in social media.