Photo sharing surging on social media: Study

Screen Shot 2015-04-24 at 9.58.11 PMPhoto sharing has grown exponentially with the introduction of new multimedia sharing sites like Snapchat and Instagram, and with the surge of sharing behaviours on more established sites like Flickr, Facebook and WhatsApp, according to Mary Meeker’s Internet Trends 2014. Photo sharing is expected to sextuple from 2012 to 2014, with the biggest photo sharing contributions from Snapchat, WhatsApp and Facebook.

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U.S. smartphone tends to access content through apps: Study

Screen Shot 2015-04-24 at 3.18.41 PMThe U.S. smartphone user is much more likely to access content through apps (89 percent of time spent) compared to mobile Web (11 percent of time spent). The amount of time spent by each smartphone user has risen dramatically from Q4 2012 to Q4 2013.  The average monthly time spent on apps by men has risen from almost 22.5 hours in 2012 to 29.5 hours in 2013, while the average monthly time spent on apps by women has surged from 23 hours and 39 minutes in 2012 to almost 40 hours in 2013.

The growth of time spent on smartphone apps has been at the expense of mobile Web. The amount of time spent by men on the mobile Web has declined from 2012 to 2013 from 4 hours and 8 minutes a month to 3 hours and 45 minutes, while the time spent by women has shrunk from 4.5 hours to 3 hours and 46 minutes.

Nielsen started collecting time spent on tablet apps and the mobile Web in 2013. The study found that women spend considerably more time then men on their tablets in the United States, particularly on tablet apps. Women spent 27 hours and 45 minutes per month on tablet apps, while men spent 22 hours and 41 minutes per month. Comparatively, women spent 6 hours and 30 minutes on the mobile Web on their tablets, while men spent 4 hours and 7 minutes on the mobile Web per month, according to Nielsen.

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Time spent on video technology depends on geography: Study

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Not only are there marked differences between the way people from various countries consume content on TV and other screens, but a variety of age groups also consume TV dramatically differently. When comparing Millennials (those 19-to 35-years-old) to their older counterparts, considerably more consume video online and don’t consume live TV.

Thirty-four percent of Millennials’ video time spent is online, and 41 percent on live TV, while non-Millennnials spend an average of 12 percent on online video and 59 percent on live TV in the United States, according to the Verizon Digital Media Study 2014.

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Two-thirds watch news video online in U.S.: Study

7md8ZXAA1qBgE76Lyyuceopr7wp402I5MislaK3IXooTwo-thirds, or 63 percent of U.S. adults, watch online video. More than half of the video-watchers surveyed watch news video (36 percent of the total), and less than half of those do not watch news video (27 percent of the total), according to 2014 research from the Pew Research Center.

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Video, smartphones are the fastest mobile traffic players: Study

fsg4fbUXBP9Bn1U1Tna3jL066wSnPUCdsSiS994PvcoVideo represents the highest volume and fastest growing mobile traffic application, while tablets represent the fastest growing mobile traffic device, and mobile phones represent the highest volume device for mobile traffic, according to the Cisco VNI Mobile Forecast. Cisco predicts tablets will almost achieve parity with laptops by 2017. Asia Pacific is by far the fastest growing and highest volume region for mobile traffic, now and projected to 2017, according to the study.

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Internet connection speeds surging: Study

8fBuUx2mi-D4HxHjsXPBqPErrIffo4u0-Cn70xNS7CQConnection speeds are expected to grow tremendously around the world from 2012 to 2017, according to the Cisco report. The most dramatic growth rates are in North America, where pervasive 4G connections are allowing for faster video and other data access. The average mobile data access speed for all handsets is expected to grow at a 49 percent CAGR from 2012 to 2017. Smartphone speeds, generally 3G and higher, were about four times higher than the overall average in 2012, but by 2017 are projected to be less than twice as fast as the overall average. Smartphone speeds will triple from 2012 to 2017, reaching 6.5 megabytes per second on average.  

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Global mobile data usage growing exponentially: Study


Global mobile data usage is expected to increase 13 fold from 2012 to 2017, a 66 percent compounded annual growth rate. Driving the increase are the exponential growth of sharing and consuming video in particular, and also the burgeoning growth of photos, music and other audio, blogging, tweeting and more.

The amount of data is calculated in exabytes, according to the Cisco VNI Global Mobile Forecast.  One exabyte is equal to 1,000 petabytes. Google processed about 24 petabytes each day in 2009. One exabyte of storage could contain 50,000 years of DVD-quality video.

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