Category Archives: Clicktivism News
Pew is reporting that the number of users setting their social media accounts to include location information has more than doubled since 2011 to reach 30% of users over 18 years old.
Auto including location data always seemed a step too far for me privacy wise and I think that shows in another result from the survey which shows a significant portion of smartphone users have turned off those features.
Topsy – the best Twitter search engine – announced this week that they have indexed every single one of the 425 billion plus tweets sent since Twitter launched in 2006.
I imagine most regular people are, at best, indifferent about this announcement but speaking as someone who wrote a dissertation on Twitter – yeah, they gave me a degree for that – I’m beyond excited.
Over the past three years Facebook has grown from 8 million users to 50 million users. Most of those users are accessing FB on the phone. Now that’s not even 10% of the total population but it’s still a staggering number. If you’re doing work in India that’s something to keep in mind.
via Times of India
A recent study from Pew’s Internet and the American Life project shows that Twitter usage has risen across all age groups. A full 72% of all American adults now use at least one social network and for Twitter that number is 18%.
A recent eMarketer report, “Worldwide Social Network Users: 2013 Forecast and Comparative Estimates,” estimates that nearly one in four people worldwide will use a social network this year. That’s almost 1.5 billion people. Not unexpectedly the biggest increases are expected in India, Indonesia, Mexico, China and Brazil.
German Green party politician Malte Spitz has released 6 months of his cell phone metadata online. Very prescient given recent events. This is what it looks like.