The 11 Most Fascinating Charts From Mary Meeker's Epic Slideshow of Internet Trends
Facebook is the only major social network in decline. Saudis share more online than anyone. You check your phone 150 times a day. And more.
Every year, Mary Meeker and the team from KPCB unleash upon the world the mother of all slideshows, which aims to sum up The State of the Internet. This year's behemoth was born this morning, weighing in at 117 pages. Here are the 12 most interesting pages. Check out the full report here.
(1) America's Media Attention in 1 Graph. Americans spend just six percent of their media diet with print, but those pages attract 23 percent of all ad spending. In mobile, the trend is the polar opposite. I don't know if this is worse news for the print industry (where you'd think ad spending has a long way to fall) or Facebook (since monetizing mobile attention is so devilishly difficult.)
(2) Glam Media Is Huge! Bigger than Wikipedia or Apple. The only Internet properties with more US users are Google, Microsoft, Facebook, and Yahoo.
(3) This Is How Fast the Smartphone Leaderboard Changed. Apple iOS and Android were invisible in 2005, but as the smartphone market exploded, so did they.
(4) Today, the Internet Is Photos, But That's a Really, Really Recent Phenomenon. And Snapchat's growth is absolutely insane.
(5) Facebook Is the Only Major Social Media With Declining Use in 2012. Uh oh?
(6) Wow, Saudi Arabia Really Loves to Share. And Americans are weirdly private.
(7) If China Is the Future, TV Is in Big Trouble. Also, hooray, they still read print!
(9) Apple and Samsung Ate the World. Smartphones are arguably the central device in the digital economy, and Apple and Samsung have doubled their collective market share even as smartphone units quadrupled around the world.
(10) Smartphone users reach to their phone 150 times a day! About a third of those reaches are for messaging and calls. (Also, who needs to check their alarm 8 times a day? My lord.)
(11) The Era of Windows and Intel (WinTel) Was Astonishingly Dominant, and Now It's Over. It's the ApAnd era now when it comes to personal computing platforms.