They text, they tweet, they share whatever they do online. No generation before them has grown up as connected as today's teenagers. Here's a breakdown of what American teens do in the digital world.
This chart provides a geographic breakdown of Twitter's active user base. 24 percent of Twitter's users who actually tweet are located in the United States, Twitter's largest market by a wide margin.
Social networks such as Twitter and Facebook are not only used to connect with friends and acquaintances, but also to stay on top of the endless stream of news we are exposed to online. However, not every social network doubles as a news aggregator as this chart illustrates.
When Snapchat recently refused Facebook's $3 billion buyout offer, it also passed on the chance to become the biggest exit of an internet startup in the past decade. That crown belongs to Skype which was acquired by eBay for $2.56 billion in 2005.
Mobile phone users from the Asia-Pacific region consume the most data. Driven by entertainment applications such as YouTube, Youku and PPStream, the average mobile phone user in the region uses 1.1 GB of data per month.
If you are a regular user of Twitter or Facebook chances are you have seen your fair share of videos and photos featuring cute/cuddly/grumpy and/or funny cats. Here's our inofficial ranking of the internet's most popular cats!
We all interact with different kinds of media all day every day. But for most of us, it hasn't always been this way. Today's children grow up with an endless array of devices surrounding them and this chart illustrates how our youngest interact with media.
Whenever a Reddit user submits a link or votes up someone else's post on "the frontpage of the internet", he is awarded what Reddit calls Karma points. This chart shows the Top 10 redditors with the best chance of virtual afterlife happiness.
This chart shows that, despite all the functionality added over the years, people still use Facebook for the same reason that it was originally build for: to stay in touch with friends and family.
Facebook is no longer the most popular social network among American teens. According to Piper Jaffray's biannual survey among thousands of American teens, the world's largest social network has been replaced by Twitter as U.S. teenagers' favorite social platform.
Does Twitter have a quitter problem? Ahead of its IPO, scheduled for November, the company finds itself confronted with research that suggests its platform isn't sticky enough.
This chart shows the individual wealth of American and Chinese politicians in 2013 (in million U.S. dollars).
The music industry is two steps ahead of other industries in the ongoing digitization of media distribution. Download and streaming services accounted for almost 60 percent of recorded music revenues in the U.S. in 2012, while other media industries struggle to find a viable strategy for digital distribution.
This chart shows smartphone platform market share figures for the United States, China and the EU5 countries (UK, Germany, France, Spain and Italy).
This chart illustrates how brands are increasingly adopting Twitter to get their message across.
This chart shows the 10 most talked-about brands on Facebook as of August 19, 2013.
This chart shows which social networks are the most popular ones among American teenagers.
This charts illustrates how much time on average Americans spend with different online activities each day.
This chart shows the average weekday and Sunday circulation of The Washington Post from 2004 to 2013.
This chart shows the average daily circulation at the Top 10 U.S. newspapers between October 2012 and March 2013.
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