Today Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP) released the results of its
research on mobile phone share of activations per manufacturer. You can question the validity of the research, but for now I’ll just assume the numbers are correct. CIRP bases its findings on a survey of (only) 500 US subjects that activated a new or used phone in the October-December 2014 period.
Their main conclusion:
Continue reading Mobile Phone Share of Activations: Pie Chart Remake
The answer is: somewhere
. This is a rough estimation (based on Google’s profile sitemaps) done by Edward Morbius. between 4 and 6 million
I have visualized how the 2.2 billion Google+ profiles break down based on user activity:
How many people are actively using Google Plus? (data: Edward Morbius)
Edward’s findings are:
There are about 2.2 billion G+
Of these, about 9% have
any publicly-posted content.
Of those, about 37% have as their
most recent activity are comments on YouTube videos, another 8% are profile photo changes.
Only 6% of active profiles have any post activity in 2015 (18 days so far).
half of those, 3% of active profiles, are not YouTube posts. That is, 0.2% – 0.3% of all G+ profiles, about 4-6 million users, have made public post in 2015.
You can find more on this analysis and the method he used in
Edward’s Google+ post. There is one caveat: it does not include non-public posts or comments.
The graph is a Sankey Diagram and was made with
[UPDATE] This post got some attention on Reddit, Business Insider, Slashdot, Boing Boing, Twitter and several other sites in Hungary, Greece, Poland, Brazil and again Hungary.
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It’s a strange sight, a group of people taking a photo of themselves. Dan Ariely, behavioral economist, shines some light on the selfie phenomenon:
Continue reading The selfies phenomenon
The people of
Juice Analytics have created this great 30 Days to Data Storytelling.
It’s critical for analysts and presenters of data to share information in a way that people just get it. Enter data storytelling – a magical elixir to all your data communication woes! Well, maybe not quite. But you should be aware of recent efforts using this timeless approach to deliver information so naturally – through stories.
You should download, print and use it.
Take more photos
Learn a new skill
Connect with nearby photogs
Save for gear (by selling your photos)
Get in front of the camera
Brush up on photo history
Read them all at Photojojo
I just love the cartoons from
Tom Fishburne. Spot on, as always:
Data doesn’t have biases. It’s people who collect and select the data who bring bias to it. – Tom Fishburne
… and here are ‘
5 New Year’s Resolutions That Might Actually Work‘ from Dan Ariely:
Order an annual subscription to the Fruit Guy.
Give a good friend the ability to take some money from your bank account if …
Set up an automatic monthly transfer from your checking account into a savings account.
Set up recurring weekly “meetings” with friends or co-workers for workouts.
Get a dog.
[photo credits: Amodiovalerio Verde]