Massive geographical and cultural differences in online sharing

World-Sharing-Stats

I recently saw a fascinating presentation from KPCB  entitled  “Internet Trends 2013”  where I came across the above chart from Ipsos OTX. It basically illustrates current comfort levels with “online sharing” across numerous countries around the world (note: I modified the chart by also highlighting Canada in red).

Context

The survey was published on May 14, 2013. The underlying data was derived from an online survey (weighted sample size of 12,000 across 24 countries) conducted between January 1-18, 2013. The survey question was “Describe how much you share online (including status updates, feelings, photos, videos, links, etc…)”. The chart shows only people that responded by selecting either “Everything” or “Most Things”. Continue reading “Massive geographical and cultural differences in online sharing”

Finally some 2012 Statistics for the African Mobile Phone Market

Back in March of 2009 I wrote a post entitled “Latest mobile phone statistics from Africa and what this means” based on a report that had come out from Blycroft Publishing tracking 2008 African mobile phone market stats. The findings back then were already profound, as were the overall anticipated trends. That post alone, to this day, still brings in a great deal of traffic to my blog (via Google of course). Clearly there is an appetite for information on this topic. As a result, I’ve also been getting numerous inquiries asking for more up to date info.  I’ve been referring people to the publisher of the report in the interim, however I can finally say that the wait is over. The 2012 African Mobile Factbook can be downloaded here. Be patient with the little survey that you have to fill out to get it, it’s not exactly user friendly but it’s worth the effort. Continue reading “Finally some 2012 Statistics for the African Mobile Phone Market”