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Twitteriffic Twitter: An interesting graphic on the scale of Twitter

Posted in Social context, media and advertising by Manas Ganguly on February 4, 2010

Here’s reproducing Twitter in a very innovative manner by CreativeCloud.

The graphical conclusions sum up the printed Twitter mathematical figures in real-life ways and highlight just how much paper and money it would take to print out the entire microblogging site.

The graphic measures up Twitter’s influence in the blogosphere.If all the tweets in Twitter were to be printed on paper:

– … the seven billion tweets to date are composed of 104,860,000,000 words, as many as 133,000 copies of the the King James version of the Bible.

– … it would cover 350 million sheets of paper, which is 37 times the number of pages used in bills introduced in the United States Congress since 1955.

– … the paper would weigh three and a half million pounds, the equivalent of 82 school buses fully loaded with 84 happily tweeting kids.

– … and did nothing but read tweets throughout the entire work day, it would take 2,912 years to get through it.

– … and laid the pages end to end, they would stretch 60,763 miles or two and a half times around the earth.

– … on an average HP Inkjet printer, it would cost you $24,500,000 to print in black ink or $55,606,250 to include the Twitter blue.

– … keeping up with the 26 million tweets daily would require 30 inkjet printers working around the clock to print more than 1,300,000 pages every day.


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Q4 Smartphone shipments signal end of recession

Posted in Industry updates, Mobile Devices and Company Updates by Manas Ganguly on February 4, 2010

Global smartphone shipments grew 30% year-over-year, to reach a record 53 million units in Q4 2009, from 41 million units in Q4 2008, reports Strategy Analytics. This is the strongest period of growth since Q3 2008, effectively leading the handset industry out of recession. Sales are being driven by stronger consumer demand and a stream of attractive new 3G models tempting buyers into retail stores

• Nokia shipped a record 20.8 million smartphones worldwide in Q4 2009, rising 38% from 15.1 million units a year earlier. Key models included the E71 and E72.
• Another record setter is RIM, which shipped 10.7 million units in the quarter.
• Apple sold 8.7 million iPhones worldwide.
• In total, global smartphone shipments reached 173.8 million units in 2009, growing 15% from 2008.

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