Some ICT news…useful for sociology, media studies, popular culture, business studies, psychology and BYOD schools….
Australian Online Landscape Review Sept 2013
This Nielsen report found 16.4 million Australians were actively online in Sept 2013.
Top 10 brands in order: Google; Facebook; Mi9; YouTube; Microsoft; Yahoo!7; eBay; Wikipedia; Apple; ABC Online. More hours are devoted to Facebook per person than any other site and people spend longer on eBay than Wikipedia.
Online video streaming – top 10 brands in order: YouTube; Facebook; Mi9; VEVO (music videos); CollegeHumor Network; Yahoo!7; ABC Online; smh.com.au; news.com.au; Vube (video sharing contests). Men streamed 30.1% more videos than women and most streaming was done by 18-24 year olds.
41% of daily browsers came from a mobile device or tablet and 58% from a computer.
Australian Multi Screen Report (Q2 2013)
This Nielsen report found 92% of all video viewing is on the TV set; 80% of homes have the internet; 33% of homes have tablets; 22% of homes have internet-connected TVs; 65% aged 16+ own a smartphone.
Australian tablet sales poised to eclipse desktop computers and laptops
Telsyte predicts tablet sales & use will eclipse PCs, Macs & laptops within 2 years. In the first half of 2013, Australians bought 2.3 million tablets – more than for the whole of 2012. Smartphone sales continue to rise, with 14 million users in Aust. By 2014 in Aust., more people will access the internet on smartphones than computers. Tablets will follow.
Most popular websites on the internet for 8 Nov 2013
Top 12 in order: Google; Facebook; YouTube; Yahoo; Baidu; Wikipedia; Qq; Linkedin; Windows Live; Twitter; Amazon; Blogger. Click on the entries for interesting info about the companies – website review, news, traffic graph, website worth.
Alexa top 500 sites on the web
Similar top 10 to above. Alexa ranks Bing at 19; eBay at 20; Pinterest at 26; Instagram at 40; imdb at 47. http://www.alexa.com/topsites –
Top 500 sites in Australia: http://www.alexa.com/topsites/countries/AU. Linkedin is 8; Gumtree is 12; realestate.com.au is 18; Seek is 26; Pirate Bay is 33.
Search top sites by country: http://www.alexa.com/topsites/countries
9 ways video games can actually be good for you
Mothers of gamers – stop stressing! Play games, increase your brain size & stop aging!
Video games represent the most powerful (and potentially dangerous) era in storytelling
Video games are expressive & formative and, relative to other forms of storytelling, allow for choice.