I apologize for this delayed post. I had taken notes of the presentations from TECH621 on January 25th and saved it as a draft, leading me to forget to publish it until now.
Listed are facts I found to be interesting and thought provoking about the presentations from class:
SOCIAL ADOPTION WORLDWIDE AT INDIVIDUAL LEVEL
*Increase in Africa is most prominent but still far below user base in USA. Asia has most users with 42% yet English is prominent language.
*Internet is American creation. Predicted that Chinese will pass English lang in 3-5years.
*US only 54% of internet users use FB.
*Asia is blogging leader (South Korea with 92%)
ADOPTION IN THE USA AT INDIVIDUAL LEVEL
*55% to 85% internet usage in the US in 10 years
*Awareness of Twitter and Facebook almost equal (87%) yet usage of Facebook is much larger
*Younger population is more likely to maintain a MySpace account than others like Facebook.
*More adults blog than teens. Perhaps because teens use SNS these days while adults may still blog professionally. Teens might be moving to micro blogging or faster methods.
ADOPTION WORLDWIDE IN ENTERPRISE
*Brazil has highest Web2.0 app adoption
*Has to do with the penetration in technology within that country.
*High tech and telecom industries use web 2.0 the most.
*Using web 2.0 to market and compliment other forms of interaction
SOCIAL MEDIA IN THE US IN ENTERPRISE IN EDUCATION
*Computer time of 8-18 year olds spent 25% social networking and 19% gaming
*Teens prefer texting over talking
MOTIVATIONS FOR SOCIAL MEDIA
*Tribes – developed because there is a challenge to the status quo.
*First email was sent in 1971.
*We dont use social networks because of what they are, but WHO is using them and WHAT we can get out of them.
*Will Quicky overtake FB?
USER BEHAVIOR IN SECURITY
*97% people do not check apps for viruses
*54% companies online have FB fan pages
*89% of pornography pages online originte in the US.
*58% child pornography from US