Whilst looking for an interesting online source to include in this weeks blog post; I thought back to previous websites that I’ve actually used myself to ensure it was a worthwhile source to share, this included: ‘Internet Live Stats‘.
This is an intriguing website to share with you all because it shows us the live statistics of internet users, to how many Skype calls are made and even how many smartphones have been sold today.
When I first accessed this website one afternoon I was stunned to see that the amount of active Facebook users was 1,587,990,159; by the time that I finish writing this blog post it’s likely to be at an estimated 3,000,000,000 users.
The number of internet users is continuously growing and it won’t stop. This website is the ideal platform to share information with us as it provides facts and statistics of what we need to know and when we need to know it.
The major reason I wanted to share this online source is because I feel like this blog post relates back to last weeks post and how many people rely on the internet today. It’s a live representation of how people can’t go a day without the internet and how much of our lives we want to share on the internet. This website should also be a useful tool with our studies in the coming weeks for this module, especially when we are to learn about ‘The Networked Self and Ideas of Community’ and I trust these statistics will reflect our frantic usage!