Last month, Wall Street hammered a few major media stocks. Since then it has become fashionable to say the end of TV is nigh. But as the real world continues to show, while the TV business is undergoing massive change, it’s not going to disappear any time soon — if at all.
Smartphone users found they use their smartphones for 221 tasks consuming three hours and 16 minutes per day.
Here are a few stats that were pulled together for the Code/Mobile conference that provide a snapshot of just how pervasive mobile technology is today.
How much money you make and how you spend that money plays a huge part in what your life looks like.
What makes us unique? Well, we like to think lots of things make us unique: where we’re from, how we were raised, our tastes, our education. But for better or worse, how much money you make and how you spend that money also play huge parts in dictating what your life looks like. Vox presents 29 charts below showing how Americans earn and spend money, from childhood through their golden years.
This has been the worst year ever for the TV business. According to Citi Research, audience ratings have collapsed: Aside from a brief respite during the Olympics, there has been only negative ratings growth on broadcast and cable TV since September 2011.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics has recently released their data on consumer expenditures for 2012. For the poor, food, clothes, and housing account for more than 60 percent of all spending. The rich have more left over for leisure, insurance, and savings.
The car industry has accounted for 15 percent of post-2009 GDP growth.
America’s amazing car recovery explains the U.S. economy. But how does the U.S. economy explain America’s amazing auto recovery?
How we pay taxes.
Taxes are complicated. There are a lot of numbers involved. But that’s where graphs help answer the biggest questions: Where do our tax dollars come from? Where do they go? Who pays how much? How has it changed over time?
Royal Pingdom conducted a study of the age distribution of different social networking sites. It’s often middle-aged people who dominate the user bases of these sites:
Although we can’t say how this will change over time, at the moment the older generations are for one reason or another (tech savvy, interest, etc.) not using social networking sites to a large extent. This probably reflects general internet usage, but we suspect the difference is enhanced when it comes to the social media sphere where site usage tends to be more frequent and time-consuming than usual.