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Friday, April 24, 2009


(Just got back from two weeks of Mauritian diving, snorkeling and healing ;-) First time I've been there and I'm going back again in a couple weeks time! It's an amazing place and I'll be blogging about some of it over this weekend... Btw: I haven't typed on a keyboard for the past 14 days and my fingers feel like the dentist injected them all with novacaine...shake, shake, shake)

Checked out some numbers this morning and these are absolutely mind boggling;

Twitter; has now passed 1,5 BILLION tweats - check out this live ticker

YouTube; 15 hours of video published up into it every minute of every day + 100 million viewers per month only in the USA + 40% marketshare of all video watched online

Facebook; 200 MILLION registered users - reached 8 months after hitting 100 million

iPhone app store; more than 1 BILLION apps downloaded within 9 months of launching the app appstore... 3 months ago they were at 500 million

What does all this mean? Well, end user generated content is where it's all at folks... Interesting times!

I love these two quotes;

Amara's Law : "We tend to overestimate the effect of technology in the short run and underestimate the effect in the long run"

William Gibson : "The future is already here...just unevenly distrubuted"

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