Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Just how rapidly is technology changing?

Yes, this blog is about rapid technological change and its effect on society, media and my beloved hobby of amateur radio.  I also maintain that those who cannot cope with quick change must be living in hell right about now.  I suspect many of those folks just shut down and ignore as much of it as they can manage.

But how quickly are things changing?  eMarketer is out with a report on how some select categories will change over the next year:

  • Facebook users:  147 million, up 4%
  • Twitter users: 36 million, up 14%
  • Smartphone users: 138 million, up 19%
  • Mobile Internet users: 144 million, up 18%
  • Mobile video viewers: 23% of the population, up 20%
  • Smartphone video viewers: 22% of the population (and more than half of smartphone users): up 22%
  • Online movie viewers: 27% of the population, up 16%
  • Online TV viewers: 35% of the population, up 13%
  • Tablet users: 31% of the population, up 42%

I'd say anyone trying to resist that tide is subject to drowning!

Don Keith N4KC



VE3WDM said...

I will say that trying to keep up with technology keeps the mind hopping and sharp!

Don Keith N4KC said...

You are right, of course, Mike. But for some, the rapid change in technology is overwhelming. I'm trying to stay caught up!


Don N4KC