Mary Meeker’s annual State of the Internet report was released today and, as usual, it is jam-packed with fascinating and useful stats on how we use online communications.
American Diversity: Fewer than half (49.2%) of American children aged 9 and younger last year were non-Hispanic Whites.
Nearly six in 10 12-to-14-year-olds in the US said they ‘play games or apps on any kind of electronic device’ at least five days a week.
Instagram’s monthly user base in the US grew by almost 60% last year, a faster-than-expected rate of growth that propelled it to more than 64 million users.
Turning 12 or 13 years old used to mean entering the Awkward Years. Now, it means entering the mobile world.
68% of US baby boomer and senior internet users owned a PC and 65% had a laptop.
27% of Americans cited internet TV (a TV enabled with Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu Plus, etc.) as their primary video viewing source during the next 6 years.
Nearly seven in 10 parents of 6- to 9-year-olds keep a close eye on what their kids are doing online.
The majority of US children and teens under 18 have access to some sort of digital device.
By 2060, slightly fewer than 1 in 5 (19.8%) of Americans will be younger than 18, down from an estimated 22.9% next year.