Tag Archive: stats

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times

Pew Research released a study on the percentage of adults who use Social Networking sites.  I saw the story on Mashable and on Read Write Web and I have to say I am confused.  Did they study show good or bad news.  Take a look:

On Mashable doesn’t sound to good “Only 50%”


On Read Write Web sounds great “For the first time ever, 50% of all American adults are using social networking sites”


I guess it is all how you look at the data, the glass is either half empty or half full. 


Mashable: Only 50% of U.S. Adults Use Social Media

Read Write Web: Half of U.S. Adults Use Social Networking Sites

Pew Research: 65% of Online Adults Use Social Networking Sites

Lotusphere 2011 by the Numbers #LS11

Slowly starting to catch up from Lotusphere and try to capture it all before I either forget, or can’t read my notes (even the ones I typed).  You all know I love looking at numbers so here are some of my personal numbers, and some provided at the closing general session.








Steps per Day






Tweets per Day






Conference Numbers (from the Closing General Session)

2011-02-03 15.13.24

Note: I am still seeking clarification from the conference organizers if the bacon was for the conference over all or if this just represented Julian’s bacon consumption.

2011-02-03 15.13.33

I don’t know how they came up with this number, but I am guessing half of it is transportation to Universal on Wednesday (the only bus ride I took all week)

2011-02-03 15.13.50

Now this one is interesting, based on peak WiFi usage (during OGS perhaps?) iPhone was the most popular device at the conference, and there were tons of iPads as expected too.  I am not surprised that Android came in at the bottom of the pile, but I am surprised how far behind it lagged the other categories.  I used my iPad plenty during the week, but my Droid X was by far my primary device throughout the week.

While we are talking WiFi, this point will probably be made a few times but it is worth repeating, the WiFi was terrific this year, kudos to the Lotusphere team, this has been a pain point over the last few years, but they seem to have listened and figured it out this tear.