Nearly all Internet users have smartphones
Nearly all Internet users have smartphones

Nearly all Internet users have smartphones, according to research published this week by the Global Web Index. “Our latest wave of research marks the first time that smartphones have come close to overtaking PCs/laptops, with 87 (percent) of online adults now having one,” reports GWI. “Considering the relatively short period of time for which smartphones […]

Television has always been a social medium
Television has always been a social medium

Oh sure, you say, television has always been a social medium. For a couple of generations, now, families and friends have gathered to sit around a big box with colorful dancing images to watch, discuss, hoot & holler and the next day talk about it all with work friends around the office water cooler. But […]

The Internet is mobile
The Internet is mobile

To say the Internet is mobile may, at this point, seem obvious if not redundant. But it remains a point to be made over and over until we all begin to realize we’ve really long ago left the friendly confines of a desktop computer tethered to land connections and, rather, started roaming expansively across the […]

Millennials like their second screens.
Millennials like their second screens.

If you’re of the Millennial generation and like to watch television, there is a two to one chance you’re also hammering away on second screens at the same time. The research pretty much indicates one screen is just not enough for this generation of youngsters born around the turn of the century and now headed […]

YouTube leads the pack in visitors
YouTube leads the pack in visitors

When it comes to random eyeballs on a social channel, YouTube leads the pack. At least that’s one of the findings of Global Web Index study of engagement on the social media networks. What the study found, precisely, is that 82 percent of the eyeballs on YouTube are just visiting. Twenty-four percent (24%) are active […]

Teens – They’re all, like, about the smartphone
Teens – They’re all, like, about the smartphone

Eighty percent of the world’s teens own a smartphone, which is, like, whoa dood. And, sure, the Global Web Index tells us teens (ages 16-19) still spend just over four hours each day on PCs or laptops but this smartphone thing, man, might be here to stay. “Some 78% of this trend-setting audience say that […]

Pinterest, Tumblr lead growth; Facebook falls
Pinterest, Tumblr lead growth; Facebook falls

Pinterest and Tumblr exploded at the end of 2014 while Facebook, still the leader by far, actually lost a few active users in 2014. At least that’s what revealed in the Global Web Index social media report for the final quarter of 2014. Global Web Index is the world’s largest market research firm on digital […]