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Social Networking accounts for 1 of every 5 minutes spent online in Australia

Social Networking accounts for 1 of every 5 minutes spent online in Australia

Posted on 23. Feb, 2011 by Julia Mitchell.

SYDNEY – ComScore released a study recently on the state of the Internet in Australia, showing among other things that social networking accounts for the largest amount of time spent online by Australian.

Social Networking accounted for 21.9 percent of Australians’ time online in December 2010, up 5.3 percentage points versus the previous year, and leading as the top online activity, ComScore said.

Portals accounted for 19.7 percent, down nearly 10 percentage points from the previous year, while Instant Messengers accounted for 11.6 percent of time, down 7.7 percentage points, as both categories lost share to Social Networking throughout the year.

Entertainment which accounted for 9.1 percent of time in 2009 increased 2 percentage points to 11.1 percent.

“2010 was dynamic year for the digital media industry in Australia,” said Will Hodgman, ComScore executive vice president for the Asia-Pacific region. “Consumers are turning to the Internet with increasing frequency for a vast array of activities including entertainment, commerce, news and information and communication, as digital media becomes embedded in the daily lives of Australians.”

Other key highlights of the report include Microsoft sites emerging as the most-visited Internet property in Australia, followed by Google sites and Facebook. When looking at the top sites by total minutes spent, Facebook.com assumed the number one spot followed by Microsoft sites and Google sites.

More Australians also visited retail sites compared to last year, outpacing increases in the global average. Amazon and Apple led as the most-visited retail destinations. Meanwhile, group-buying sites continued to gain traction over the past year. Cudo, an MSN property, currently leads the space with 418,000 unique visitors in December 2010.

Three out of four online users in Australia watched online video in December 2010, with an average viewer watching more than seven hours of video during the month.

Additional key insights from the report include:

  • In December 2010, Microsoft Sites led as the most-visited Internet property in Australia, followed by Google Sites and Facebook.com. When looking at the top sites by total minutes spent, Facebook.com assumed the #1 spot followed by Microsoft Sites and Google Sites.
  • More Australians visited Retail sites compared to last year, outpacing increases in the global average. Amazon and Apple led as the most-visited retail destinations.
  • Group-buying sites continued to gain traction over the past year. Cudo, an MSN property, currently leads the space with 418,000 unique visitors in December 2010.
  • 3 out of 4 online users in Australia watched online video in December 2010, with an average viewer watching more than 7 hours of video during the month.
  • Nearly 12 million Australians conducted an online search query in December, with an average searcher performing 115 queries. Google Sites accounted for 80 percent of searches in December.

To download a copy of the State of the Internet in Australia, please visit:http://www.comscore.com/Press_Events/Presentations_Whitepapers/2011/State_of_the_Internet_in_Australia

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Charles Schulz Philosophy

Charles Schulz Philosophy

Posted on 09. Feb, 2011 by Julia Mitchell.

self improvement

NOTE: I got sent this little story via email and wanted to share it with you. The following is the philosophy of Charles Schulz, the creator of the ‘Peanuts’ comic strip:

Here’s A Little Quiz

You don’t have to actually answer the questions. Just ponder on them.
Just read the article straight through, and you’ll get the point.

  1. Name the five wealthiest people in the world.
  2. Name the last five Heisman trophy winners.
  3. Name the last five winners of the Miss America pageant.
  4. Name ten people who have won the Nobel or Pulitzer Prize.
  5. Name the last half dozen Academy Award winners for best actor and actress.
  6. Name the last decade’s worth of World Series Winners.

personal growth

How did you do?

  • The point is, none of us remember the headliners of yesterday.
  • These are no second-rate achievers.
  • They are the best in their fields.
  • But the applause dies.
  • Awards tarnish.
  • Achievements are forgotten.
  • Accolades and certificates are buried with their owners.

personality development

Here’s another quiz. See how you do on this one:

  1. List a few teachers who aided your journey through school.
  2. Name three friends who have helped you through a difficult time.
  3. Name five people who have taught you something worthwhile.
  4. Think of a few people who have made you feel appreciated and special!
  5. Think of five people you enjoy spending time with.

Did you find that Easier?

The lesson:

  • The people who make a difference in your life are not the ones with the most credentials..
  • The most money…or the most awards…
  • They simply are the ones who care the most

peanuts comics

Feel Free to pass this on to those people who have either made a difference in your life, or whom you keep close in your heart.

”Be Yourself Because Everyone Else Is Already Taken!”

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