Phys .org: American Statistical Association releases 2020 Census Quality Indicators, urges prompt action

Phys .org: American Statistical Association releases 2020 Census Quality Indicators, urges prompt action. “The American Statistical Association Board of Directors has endorsed the recommendations of the 2020 Census Quality Indicators report, written by a task force of census experts to shed light on the quality, accuracy, and coverage of the 2020 Census counts. The task force, co-chaired by former US Chief Statistician Nancy Potok and ASA President-elect Robert Santos, was formed in early September in response to concerns about 2020 Census data quality, including the lack of transparency and measures of quality traditionally provided by the US Census Bureau.”

Census Bureau: Interactive Dashboards, Maps, Indicators Provide Demographic and Economic Data During COVID-19

Census Bureau: Interactive Dashboards, Maps, Indicators Provide Demographic and Economic Data During COVID-19. “The U.S. Census Bureau has launched a new tool — dubbed the Census COVID-19 Hub — designed to help guide the nation as it begins recovery efforts from the sweeping COVID-19 pandemic by providing economic and demographic data.”

UNSW Sydney: New index ranks Australian states and territories on social performance

UNSW Sydney: New index ranks Australian states and territories on social performance. “A new index to measure the quality of life for people across Australia was launched today by leading research organisation the Centre for Social Impact (CSI), which is based at UNSW Business School. The Australian Social Progress Index (SPI) ranks states and territories on their social progress, providing the first-ever holistic measure of Australia’s social performance that is independent of economic factors.”

Belta: Geostatistics website to disclose full data of latest population census in Belarus in 2021

Belta: Geostatistics website to disclose full data of latest population census in Belarus in 2021. “A geostatistics website will go online in 2021 to offer all the data of the latest population census, BelTA learned from Chairwoman of the National Statistics Committee of Belarus Inna Medvedeva at a press conference on 20 February.”

TechCrunch: Web traffic increases in 2019 were driven by mobile; top 100 sites saw average of 223B monthly visits

TechCrunch: Web traffic increases in 2019 were driven by mobile; top 100 sites saw average of 223B monthly visits. “Mobile adoption around the world is having a significant impact on the web’s traffic. According to a new report from SimilarWeb, out today, mobile web traffic has jumped 30.6% since 2017, while desktop traffic dropped 3.3%. But it’s not just the numbers that are changing. Mobile visitors also behave differently from their desktop web counterparts, staying on pages for shorter periods of time, for example, which is impacting core metrics web publishers today track.”

Digital trends 2020: Every single stat you need to know about the internet (The Next Web)

The Next Web: Digital trends 2020: Every single stat you need to know about the internet. “More than 4.5 billion people now use the internet, while social media users have passed the 3.8 billion mark. Nearly 60 percent of the world’s population is already online, and the latest trends suggest that more than half of the world’s total population will use social media by the middle of this year.”

University of California Riverside: AAPI Data releases mapping tool for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

University of California Riverside: AAPI Data releases mapping tool for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. “[Karthick] Ramakrishnan, a professor of public policy and political science at the University of California, Riverside, directs the research initiative AAPI Data, a nationally recognized publisher of demographic data and policy research on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, or AAPIs. AAPI Data recently partnered with the the national membership organization Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy, or AAPIP, to create and release a simple yet powerful mapping tool…. this digital tool is intended to help journalists, decision-makers, and community organizations better understand the diversity and geographic settlement patterns of AAPIs across the country.”

National Institute on Aging: The Neighborhood Atlas—Free Social Determinants of Health Data for All!

National Institute on Aging: The Neighborhood Atlas—Free Social Determinants of Health Data for All!. “Developed by Amy Kind, M.D., Ph.D., and her team at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, the Neighborhood Atlas2 is a user-friendly, online tool that enables customized ranking and mapping of neighborhoods according to socioeconomic disadvantage across the full U.S., including Puerto Rico. Anyone can use the Neighborhood Atlas, not just researchers: If you can use a smartphone mapping app, you can use the Atlas — no fancy degree required!”

Pew: A Week in the Life of Popular YouTube Channels

Pew (PEW PEW PEW PEW PEW PEW PEW!): A Week in the Life of Popular YouTube Channels. “The YouTube ecosystem produces a vast quantity of content. These popular channels alone posted nearly a quarter-million videos in the first seven days of 2019, totaling 48,486 hours of content. To put this figure in context, a single person watching videos for eight hours a day (with no breaks or days off) would need more than 16 years to watch all the content posted by just the most popular channels on the platform during a single week. The average video posted by these channels during this time period was roughly 12 minutes long and received 58,358 views during its first week on the site.”

Ottawa Citizen: Social media skepticism helping fuel distrust of the internet, survey finds

Ottawa Citizen: Social media skepticism helping fuel distrust of the internet, survey finds. “A new global survey suggests distrust of the internet is being fuelled by growing skepticism of social-media services like Facebook and Twitter. One in four people who took part in the survey said they didn’t trust the internet, a view increasingly being driven by lack of confidence in social media, governments and search engines.”

Pew: U.S. adult Twitter users tend to be younger, more democratic; 10% create 80% of tweets (TechCrunch)

TechCrunch: Pew: U.S. adult Twitter users tend to be younger, more democratic; 10% create 80% of tweets. “A new report out this morning from Pew Research Center offers insight into the U.S. adult Twitter population. The firm’s research indicates the Twitterverse tends to skew younger and more Democratic than the general public. It also notes that the activity on Twitter is dominated by a small percentage — most users rarely tweet, while the most prolific 10 percent are responsible for 80 percent of tweets from U.S. adults.”

Pew: Share of U.S. adults using social media, including Facebook, is mostly unchanged since 2018

Pew (PEW PEW PEW PEW PEW PEW!): Share of U.S. adults using social media, including Facebook, is mostly unchanged since 2018. “The share of U.S. adults who say they use certain online platforms or apps is statistically unchanged from where it stood in early 2018 despite a long stretch of controversies over privacy, fake news and censorship on social media, according to a new Pew Research Center survey conducted Jan. 8 to Feb. 7, 2019.”

Quartz: The average Pinterest user (spoiler, it’s a mom)

Quartz: The average Pinterest user (spoiler, it’s a mom). “Pinterest revealed a trove of data about its more than 250 million monthly active users in an IPO filing on Friday (March 22). While Pablo, 32, from Buenos Aires; Priyanka, 25, from Mumbai; and Kaye, 70, from Louisville—all featured in the filing—are surely worthy of their own portraits, the filing also paints a picture of the typical Pinterest user, or ‘pinner.’ Here’s what we learned about her.”