Monday, 29 March 2010

The future is already here. If you’re not living in it, you’re dead

Posted by speedygeoff on Monday, March 29, 2010 with 3 comments

from Mark Conner's Space  

  • By 2010, Gen Y will outnumber Baby Boomers
  • 96% of them have joined a social network
  • 1 out of 8 couples married in the US last year have met via social media
  • Facebook added 100 million users in 9 months
  • If Facebook would be a country, it would be the world's 4th largest
  • 80% of companies are using LinkedIn as their primary tool to find employees
  • 80% of Twitter usage is on mobile devices. People update anywhere, anytime. Imagine what that means for bad customer experiences?
  • In 2009, Boston College stopped distributing e-mail addresses to incoming freshmen
  • YouTube is the 2nd largest search engine in the world
  • There are over 200,000,000 Blogs. 54% of bloggers post content or tweet daily.
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What's on this week: (updated Mondays)
Monday 29 March Parliament House 4:30pm jog, 5:30pm speedygeese interval training - anaerobic #2.
Wednesday 31 March 12:15pm BBQ Stakes 6k handicap
Wednesday 31 March 5:45pm Parliament House, easy run, usually about 12k.
Thursday 1 April: 5:30pm Dickson training at Antill Street grass athletics track under lights. I might get there at 4pm for a longer run first. Give me a call if you might join me for that.
2-4 April Easter: R&R :)


  1. It certainly isn't a fad. How it enables people to interact is changing things dramatically.

    In 5 years time the "paperless office" will finally be a reality and the revolution in the way we teach and learn will become apparent to all.

  2. I think I've missed the boat with Twitter. If anybody is following Scott Brown, can they let me know when he Tweets about a cure for his itchy backside?

  3. Interesting statistics. Just as television changed a generation I wonder what the effect of the internet / social networking will be? To date I am not convinced about benfits of using Facebook; and in particular the possibility of having your privavcy compromised.