PR Newswire: Majority of Regular Social Media Users Are Using It Less Compared to a Year Ago (PRESS RELEASE)

PR Newswire: Majority of Regular Social Media Users Are Using It Less Compared to a Year Ago (PRESS RELEASE). “The issues surrounding social media have been front and center for the past months, but is it changing how regular social media users are actually using these platforms? Well, over half of regular users (55%) say compared to a year ago, they find themselves using social media a lot less. This number jumps to almost two-thirds of Millennials (64%) who say they are using social media a lot less this year. This is from a survey conducted by Regina Corso Consulting of 2,141 U.S. adults, 18 and older between January 15 and 18, 2019, of whom 1,837 are regular social media users (use Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter and/or Snapchat at least 1-2 times a week).”

BetaNews: Internet traffic set to explode over the next five years

BetaNews: Internet traffic set to explode over the next five years. “By 2022 more IP traffic will be created on global networks than in the entire 32 year life of the internet to date. This rather startling prediction comes from network infrastructure specialist Cisco which reckons that by 2022, 60 percent of the global population will be internet users. More than 28 billion devices and connections will be online, and video will make up 82 percent of all IP traffic.”

BetaNews: Your Time On Facebook rolls out, revealing how much time you waste in the social network’s mobile app

BetaNews: Your Time On Facebook rolls out, revealing how much time you waste in the social network’s mobile apps. “It is a little while — over three months, in fact — since Facebook said that it was planning to launch a tool that would give users some insight into the amount of time they spent using the social network. This tool is now rolling out.”

Phys .org: Twitter use influenced by social schedules, not changing seasons and daylight

Phys .org: Twitter use influenced by social schedules, not changing seasons and daylight . “An analysis of Twitter data from the U.S. shows that social media usage largely mirrors daily work schedules and school calendars. The data reflect the amount of ‘social jet lag’ caused when social demands make people wake up much earlier than their biological rhythms would prefer.”

Computer Business Review: Internet Encryption Hits 50%: Netflix Eating 15% of Global Traffic

Computer Business Review: Internet Encryption Hits 50%: Netflix Eating 15% of Global Traffic. “Over 50 percent of internet traffic is now encrypted, according to Sandvine’s Global Internet Phenomena Report, which notes that TLS 1.3 adoption is growing notably. The report also found that video now accounts for 58 percent of ‘downstream’ (consumer-side) internet traffic, with Netflix alone accounting for 15 percent of global internet bandwidth use. (We won’t speculate what the rest is).”

Geeks in Cambodia: Finding The Value In Facebook Page “Likes”

Geeks in Cambodia: Finding The Value In Facebook Page “Likes” . “Facebook’s dominance of digital marketing is truly impressive. Since its launch in 2004, the social media platform has grown to dictate how people across the world use the internet; in countries like Cambodia, where Facebook is the internet for many people, almost half of the population use Facebook on a daily basis for news, entertainment and communication. Little wonder then that marketers and brands have piled on to the platform to attract new customers and increase sales. Yet does marketing to Facebook, and chasing page ‘likes’ make sense for a brand or startup to grow your sales or spread your message? Geeks in Cambodia decided to take a look into the role that Facebook plays for its some 7 million active users in Cambodia, and how to best utilise the influential platform to boost digital marketing efforts.”

Mozilla Blog: Let’s be Transparent

Mozilla Blog: Let’s be Transparent . “Two years ago, we released the Firefox Hardware Report to share with the public the state of desktop hardware. Whether you’re a web developer deciding what hardware settings to test against or someone just interested in CPUs and GPUs, we wanted to provide a public resource to show exactly what technologies are running in the wild. This year, we’re continuing the tradition by releasing the Firefox Public Data Report. ”