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One minute or 60 seconds online may not seem like a lot of time. The Big Picture has put together an infographic to show exactly how much activity occurs online every 60 seconds.
Facebook is a busy bee hive of activity with almost 700,000 new status updates and 80,000 wall posts generating 510,000 comments. Chances are this volume will grow as Facebook continues to expand its data center capabilities outside of the U.S.
This Big Picture view illustrates some interesting findings. First, there are almost as many Google searches conducted every minute as there are Facebook status updates. And email seems alive and well with almost 170 million emails sent every minute. The reason these findings are interesting is that there are those who are advancing the idea that both ‘search’ and ‘email’ is becoming dead-in-the-water as a result of social media. This isn’t to say that social media – Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin – aren’t having an impact on search and email. Only that both email and Google appear a long way from dead.
There is also the growing YouTube phenomenon where 600 videos are uploaded and 13,000 iPhone apps are downloaded every minute. At the same time Twitter tweets 98,000 messages.
There’s a lot going on in one minute online.
With trends saying email marketing is passé, I tend to disagree and believe email marketing has a proven track records of driving results. Email marketing has already been around for 30 years and shows no signs of dying off any time soon. In fact, every 60 seconds approximately 170 million emails are sent. Email still remains one of the primary communications tools in the business world.
But perhaps, most importantly, email marketing remains one of the golden pathways into a customer’s heart and that is why I love this infographic. Email marketing is thriving with iPhone users.
Last year when Andrew Ng, a computer science professor at Stanford University, put his machine-learning class online and opened enrollment to the world, more than 100,000 students signed up.
“I think all of us were surprised,” he says.
Ng had posted lectures online before, but this class was different.
“This was actually a class where you can participate as a student and get homework and assessments,” he said.
The class was interactive. There were quizzes and online forums where teaching assistants, fellow students and Ng answered questions. In the end, tens of thousands of students did all the same work and took the same tests that Stanford students took; thousands passed. Read the complete article on NPR.
As a mother of two, I was horrified that I would become one of those people that had kid’s stickers on my car windows or a stuffed animal on my dashboard, so I tried to remain a “cool” parent. Limiting art & creativity to certain “spaces”, but stifling my child’s creativity for my own selfish image didn’t seem right either. Guilty, I broke down. Just went with it and watched how far she would take it. The colors, slices of little tiny papers, tape everywhere, and what a mess. But she was delighted and blossoming. I guess it is how your find yourself and your voice, so how could I stop that?
After going thru reels of recycled paper, here’s are some design tips I learned from my daughter:
- More is always better.
- Use color and lots of it.
- There are many meanings of the word “beautiful”
- Rainbows are always cool.
- Everyone has there own style
I try and celebrate her free spirit and desire to create, create and create. Her endless ideas and willingness to experiment inspire me everyday
So find your inner 5 year old and start creating today!