Facebook, Google own the Internet
Facebook, Google own the Internet

Facebook, Google own the Internet – the rest of us just use it. Even though we’re still relatively young in this digital age, it’s quite obvious to even the most casual observer the Internet is largely the domain of two giant companies. A report issued this week by comScore, itself a sizable analytics and marketing […]

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 […]

Digital divide remains between rich and poor
Digital divide remains between rich and poor

The digital divide remains between rich and poor – and between rich nations and poor nations – but research suggests the gap is narrowing. A report published Feb. 22 by the Pew Research Center, based on surveys conducted in 2015, show residents of richer nations – such as those in Europe, North America and the […]

Facebook & Google top our mobile use in America
Facebook & Google top our mobile use in America

With 80 percent of us with mobile phones now using smartphones, Facebook & Google top our mobile use in America. That is to say, the top eight of the top 10 smartphone apps used by Americans in 2015 were Google or Facebook apps. This according to Nielsen, which measured mobile use through the installation of […]