Fun Facts and Statistics

Below is the list of interesting facts and statistics collected by various sources related to the Internet trends, technology, mobile devices, etc. We will try to keep this list regularly updated with new information from the polls, statistics and future technology predictions.

  • Death of Google Reader: Google has made the decision to retire its RSS feed reading platform after eight years, effective July 1 2013.HubSpot
  • Google has stated that they now consider site speed in the rankings of a website.Google Webmaster Central Blog
  • 40% will abandon a web page if it takes more than 3 seconds to load.Akamai study, September 2009
  • Over 1/3 of Facebook's users access Facebook Mobile; 50% of Twitter's users use Twitter Mobile.HubSpot quotes MicrosoftTag
  • 91% of mobile internet access is for social activities, versus just 79% on desktops.HubSpot quotes MicrosoftTag
  • One half of all local searches are performed on mobile devices.HubSpot quotes MicrosoftTag
  • 71% of mobile browsers expect web pages to load almost as quickly or faster as web pages on their desktop computers.HubSpot quotes
  • 74% of consumers will wait 5 seconds for a web page to load on their mobile device before abandoning the site.HubSpot quotes
  • Apple and Android represent more than 75% of the smartphone market.HubSpot quotes comScore
  • Mobile internet usage is projected to overtake desktop internet usage by 2014.HubSpot quotes MicrosoftTag
  • According to the statistics collected by W3Schools, the most popular browsers today (data for February 2013) are Google Chrome (50%), Firefox (29.6%), and Internet Explorer (13.5%).