It seems no matter how fast we think our internet is these days, it's never fast enough. We can remember waiting 15-20 minutes to download a photo from a BBS site back in the 90's only to find out we already had that photo and someone had just renamed it. Today that same photo would take seconds to download on even our mobile phones and tablets. Yet, we still complain about how long it takes to download whatever it is we are connecting to. No doubt, our children's children will be complaining about internet speeds and what they can connect to at speeds that would marvel us in today's online environment. Here is an infographic put together by the folks at internet host HostGator showing how the speeds online have dramatically improved over the years.
There are still a lot of people and businesses who are just entering the world of social media. At the same time, it's always nice to re-look at the networks we have all chosen to participate in and make sure our time and energy is well spent choosing the right networks for the right audience. As with all marketing, targeting the right people with the right medium and the right time is key to getting our message across. The folks at SuretyBonds put together this infographic for that very purpose.
By 2017, it is estimated there will another 1 billion users of the internet. Who will they be and how will the access and use the medium? This infographic from Internet Service Providers gives us a good look at who will be accessing the net. Will they be looking at your website?
You've probably heard the term "big data" bounced around this year. Since just about everything we do online is recorded, the government and businesses alike are able to take all that data and glean trends about people in general and more specifically individuals. Putting aside how our government spies on us, businesses are able to take big data and better understand what consumers want. Here is an infographic from the folks at Cloud Reviews about big data and how all of our businesses might profit from it someday very soon.