Category: Author: Kaycie Smith
We have all been caught in the hail storm of modern technologies. Some of us are along for the ride, others find it too much to keep up with. These technologies have led some of us to ponder in innocent comments made by young children asking what a typewriter is or even more recently, what is a phone book? A recent prediction was made that in the year 2013, mobile web access will overtake PC web access. When I was growing up, a computer was something we went to see on a field trip. It was not something we could carry around in our pocket. It was huge and filled the space of an entire room. Interestingly, my 14 year old forwarded this Youtube video to me.
The information in the video came quick, so let me list some of the more interesting facts:
Facebook is available in 70 languages. If Facebook were a country it would be the third largest just behind China and India.
Twitter is currently reporting 50 million tweets per day. This translates to 600 tweets per second.
Google sees 31 billion searches every month. Only 7 years ago, in 2006, this number was a mere 2.7 billion. I also would like to point out the B.G. reference….Before Google.
I don’t know what all of this means to the future of the human race and in my little world, these technologies are more positive than negative. It does, however, give one pause as we look down the road wondering what is next.