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By the numbers

Interesting statistics to help you think about how our world is changing.

Issue 22 - What Keeps you up at night? The rapid pace of change!

Growth of the Web

43.7 million websites (in 2003) http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2003/page/10/

785.3 million websites (in 2013) http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2013/

Delivering services to mobile users

650 million cell phones (in 2003) http://www.slate.com/articles/business/moneybox/2004/06/buy_cell.html

1.8 billion cell phones, including 1 billion smartphones (in 2013) http://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=prUS24302813"

Building a collection of e-books

280,590 available e-book titles (in 2003) http://liblicense.crl.edu/ListArchives/0308/msg00242.html

4.1 million available e-book titles (in 2013) http://www.wischenbart.com/upload/Global-Ebook-Report2013_final03.pdf

Planning for high-speed Internet access

63 million global wired broadband users (in 2003) http://www.itu.int/newsroom/press_releases/2003/25.html

696 million global wired broadband users (in 2013) http://www.itu.int/en/ITU-D/Statistics/Pages/stat/default.aspx

Planning for high-speed Internet access

8.8 million global mobile broadband users (in 2003) http://www.iinternetnews.com/stats/article.php/1547631

2.1 billion global mobile broadband users (in 2013) http://www.itu.int/en/ITU-D/Statistics/Pages/stat/default.aspx

Supporting online education

34.5% of universities/colleges offer fully online programs (in 2003) http://www.usnews.com/education/online-education/articles/2013/01/14/us-news-ranks-2013-best-online-education-programs

62.4% of universities/colleges offer fully online programs (in 2013) http://www.usnews.com/education/online-education/articles/2013/01/14/us-news-ranks-2013-best-online-education-programs

Issue 20 - We're living in a networked world

158 Number of items ordered per second on Amazon.com on its peak day http://techcrunch.com/2010/12/27/on-november-29-amazon-sold-158-items-per-second-13-7-million-in-total/

6,945 Average number of tracks downloaded per minute from iTunes http://www.fluther.com/68098/how-many-tracks-aredownloaded-n-the-itunes-store-every-second/

3,344 Average number of Web transactions per user per day http://research.zscaler.com/2011/01/web-transactions-per-user-per-day.html

46% Percentage of Internet users who post to a social network original photos and videos they have created themselves http://www.pewinternet.org/Reports/2012/Online-Pictures.aspx

64% Percentage of smartphones powered by Android, the world's most popular mobile operating system http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-10-01/google-passes-microsoft-s-market-value-as-pc-loses-to-web.html

$249,900,000,000 Market value of Google (network strategy) when it displaced Microsoft (desktop strategy) as the second largest technology company in the world (Apple being the first) http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-10-01/google-passes-microsoft-s-market-value-as-pc-loses-to-web.html

Issue 19 - It's an 'e' world

2,267,233,742 Internet users worldwide, up from 1,319,000,000 in 2007 http://www.internetworldstats.com/stats.htm

644,275,754 Number of websites as of March 2012, up from 155,230,051 in 2007 http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2012/03/05/march-2012-web-server-survey.html

47,097 Magazines, newspapers, newsletters, newswires and TV/radio transcripts around the world that offer online full text, up from approximately 5,500 in 2000 http://www.fso-online.com/home_login.cfm?sid=37458793

183% Percentage by which public library e-book collections increased in 2011 http://www.thedigitalshift.com/research/ebook-penetration/

112 The number of e-mails sent and received each day by the typical user, up from 42 in 2005 http://www.radicati.com/?p=6904

88 Number of journal titles out of 5,400 that remain in print at Welch Medical Library, Johns Hopkins University http://www.oclc.org/research/news/2012/02-14.html

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