A few fun facts from Google's new Internet Stats feature

Google logoGoogle is increasingly being used to find quick facts and information, so what better time to launch a stats page that brings in numbers from sources from around the Web? The domain is curiously located in UK territory, but the data has a global focus and is growing.

Did you know that men on Twitter have an average of 15 percent more followers than women? What about the fact that a full third of YouTube users are "DIYers"—those looking for or posting videos about how to do all manner of things? If you didn't know those things, Google's new Internet Stat page aims to flood you with facts gathered from around the Web in a clean, easy-to-use search format.

According to the page, much of the data comes from numerous research firms, such as Comscore, Nielsen, Forrester, and Hitwise, though there are many publications in the list as well—BusinessWeek, The Economist, Wall Street Journal, and Financial Times to name a few. The resource doesn't currently have what we would describe as a mind-boggling number of facts as of yet, but the database is growing and people can submit their own stats (with links to back them up) and the numbers are growing.

Here are some other interesting facts we found while digging around:

  • People aged 12-24 are notching up 23 cumulative hours a day, engaged in up to five activities simultaneously. —NMA, April 2009
  • Users are 1.5x more attentive when browsing YouTube than when watching TV. — Motorola (with Mindshare) and GM, partnered with YouTube, December 2008
  • 64% of C-level execs conduct six or more searches per day to locate business information. — Google, Forbes, BtoB, June 2009, June 2009
  • Runners have collectively logged over 93 million miles on nikeplus.com — BusinessWeek, November 2008

It's becoming Google mantra that many users search for information in hopes of finding quick facts, so a page like this seems to serve exactly that function. As noted by ReadWriteWeb, though, the curious thing about Google Internet Stats is that it seems to be buried in a UK-based domain and heavy on the UK/Europe facts. It's possible that this is just for testing purposes before a larger rollout, but for now, it's just fun to play with.

Source: arstechnica

Tags: Google, Internet

Add comment

Your name:
Sign in with:
Your comment:

Enter code:

E-mail (not required)
E-mail will not be disclosed to the third party

Last news

Galaxy Note10 really is built around a 6.7-inch display
You may still be able to download your content
Facebook, Messenger and Instagram are all going away
Minimize apps to a floating, always-on-top bubble
Japan Display has been providing LCDs for the iPhone XR, the only LCD model in Apple’s 2018 line-up
The 2001 operating system has reached its lowest share level
The entire TSMC 5nm design infrastructure is available now from TSMC
The smartphone uses a Snapdragon 660 processor running Android 9 Pie
The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) Review
The evolution of the successful smartphone, now with a waterproof body and USB Type-C
February 7, 2017 / 2
Samsung Galaxy TabPro S - a tablet with the Windows-keyboard
The first Windows-tablet with the 12-inch display Super AMOLED
June 7, 2016 /
Keyboards for iOS
Ten iOS keyboards review
July 18, 2015 /
Samsung E1200 Mobile Phone Review
A cheap phone with a good screen
March 8, 2015 / 4
Creative Sound Blaster Z sound card review
Good sound for those who are not satisfied with the onboard solution
September 25, 2014 / 2
Samsung Galaxy Gear: Smartwatch at High Price
The first smartwatch from Samsung - almost a smartphone with a small body
December 19, 2013 /

News Archive



Do you use microSD card with your phone?
or leave your own version in comments (16)