107 Trillion email in 2010 – Can we talk?

Its estimated 2010 saw 107,000,000,000,000 or (10.7 x 10^13) email messages sent world wide. Not text messages, nor tweets, nor blogs or web posts. Just email.

Source: http://blogs.sacbee.com/ticket/archives/2011/01/294-billion-mes.html

Now can we talk? Are we becoming a generation of readers or writers? How many emails are read, how many are spam or

The ratio of emails to blogs+tweets (10.7^13 / 17.2^7) is staggering and scary. It means there are roughly 100,000 emails for every tweet or blog. Communication is far more likely to be private than public. Yes we *can* talk – but its not as good as an open conversation.

Can we talk openly ? Yes. Here blogs and tweets not only pass along good information to the many but allow for corrections and improvements. One tweet about “Flood rising Ceader Road, Grand Forks” is far more valuable than an email. That tweet can get a much better answer. Why? Because more people than those in the email list get the message.

Its also better than broadcasting or the news. Huh? Twitter and blogs are inter active. You can respond to them, unlike the news.

Do you think social media should be included in schools? Class on social media ? Twitter 101, Blog 050?

Other factsc on social media and videos:

Social media
•152 million – The number of blogs on the Internet (as tracked by BlogPulse).
•25 billion – Number of sent tweets on Twitter in 2010
•100 million – New accounts added on Twitter in 2010
•175 million – People on Twitter as of September 2010
•7.7 million – People following @ladygaga (Lady Gaga, Twitter’s most followed user).
•600 million – People on Facebook at the end of 2010.

•2 billion – The number of videos watched per day on YouTube.
•35 – Hours of video uploaded to YouTube every minute.
•186 – The number of online videos the average Internet user watches in a month (USA).
•84% – Share of Internet users that view videos online (USA).
•14% – Share of Internet users that have uploaded videos online (USA).
•2+ billion – The number of videos watched per month on Facebook.
•20 million – Videos uploaded to Facebook per month.

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