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Google insights on when and how you search TV shows

Interesting insights from Google into how TV viewers search for shows and what that says about TV watching (highlights are mine):

  • Cable series demonstrate significantly higher levels of search intensity in comparison to broadcast shows. This is likely due to cable’s edgier programming, younger audience, and frequent re-run airings.
  • The season premiere and finale of a show see large spikes in search intensity, and present ideal opportunities to reach viewers online. YouTube searches tend to occur at the beginning of a season, mobile searches surge toward the end, and desktop search maintains more consistent volume with less extreme swings.
  • Audiences have increasingly been searching for full episodes, an indication of the growing availability of full-length TV content online.

(Source: thinkwithgoogle.com)

[Interactive] The Top 1 Percent: What Jobs Do They Have?

A fantastic interactive infographic by the New York Times that lets you explore the different jobs, and how many of the people with those jobs are in the 1%. 

In countries like Mexico and Indonesia, people skip the internet connection at home and just buy smartphones

While people in the US go online at home first and then buy mobile phones and smartphones in particular, this AdAge article portrays a few companies where a lot of people own smartphones, but not a lot of people are online:

There are more than half a million homeless families in the US

@stoweboydStowe Boydthe number of homeless families that have turned to shelters jumped by 20%, to 567,334 in 2010 from 473,541 in 2007 sto.ly/vADJki

Happy Halloween!
This is how Americans spend $7 billion this Halloween on costumes, decoration and candy.
As photographed from the WSJ.

Happy Halloween!

This is how Americans spend $7 billion this Halloween on costumes, decoration and candy.

As photographed from the WSJ.

[Infographic] China's One Child Policy

Most shocking statistic in that infographic for me: 25% of Chinese women of reproductive age have had an abortion. Wow! 

Population Density per country

Highest density: Macau:  74,000 people per square mile

India: 954 people per square mile

USA:  84 people per square mile

Australia: 7 people per square mile

Lowest density:  Greenland: 0.4 people per square mile

Someone shared this on my Facebook feed, so I unfortunately don’t have any more background on this. Interesting message though!

Someone shared this on my Facebook feed, so I unfortunately don’t have any more background on this. Interesting message though!

The Top 8 Languages in the world - by populations size. Would you have known that more people speak Bengali, the language spoken in Pakistan, than Russian? Or that the small island of Japan has a top 8 language?
Data came from here. 

The Top 8 Languages in the world - by populations size. Would you have known that more people speak Bengali, the language spoken in Pakistan, than Russian? Or that the small island of Japan has a top 8 language?

Data came from here

Census Data: Americans are having fewer kids than 10 years ago

In a recent article, AdAge reported on recent Census 2010 data and points out that there are fewer “traditional” families (2 parents and children) than ten years ago. There is an increase in the number of single mom households, and there is an increase in married couple households, but the number of couple households with children of any age has decreased.

Surveys in Japan have suggested that women who work full-time then go home and spend another 30 hours a week doing the housework. Their husbands contribute an unprincely three hours of effort.
– Asian women seem to bear an unusually large share of the burden of marriage. That may be one reason why they are marrying later, and less, than in the past. (via theeconomist)

(via theeconomist)

Google insights on when and how you search TV shows

Interesting insights from Google into how TV viewers search for shows and what that says about TV watching (highlights are mine):

  • Cable series demonstrate significantly higher levels of search intensity in comparison to broadcast shows. This is likely due to cable’s edgier programming, younger audience, and frequent re-run airings.
  • The season premiere and finale of a show see large spikes in search intensity, and present ideal opportunities to reach viewers online. YouTube searches tend to occur at the beginning of a season, mobile searches surge toward the end, and desktop search maintains more consistent volume with less extreme swings.
  • Audiences have increasingly been searching for full episodes, an indication of the growing availability of full-length TV content online.

(Source: thinkwithgoogle.com)

[Interactive] The Top 1 Percent: What Jobs Do They Have?

A fantastic interactive infographic by the New York Times that lets you explore the different jobs, and how many of the people with those jobs are in the 1%. 

In countries like Mexico and Indonesia, people skip the internet connection at home and just buy smartphones

While people in the US go online at home first and then buy mobile phones and smartphones in particular, this AdAge article portrays a few companies where a lot of people own smartphones, but not a lot of people are online:

see the full infographic here.

see the full infographic here.

There are more than half a million homeless families in the US

@stoweboydStowe Boydthe number of homeless families that have turned to shelters jumped by 20%, to 567,334 in 2010 from 473,541 in 2007 sto.ly/vADJki

Happy Halloween!
This is how Americans spend $7 billion this Halloween on costumes, decoration and candy.
As photographed from the WSJ.

Happy Halloween!

This is how Americans spend $7 billion this Halloween on costumes, decoration and candy.

As photographed from the WSJ.

[Infographic] China's One Child Policy

Most shocking statistic in that infographic for me: 25% of Chinese women of reproductive age have had an abortion. Wow! 

Population Density per country

Highest density: Macau:  74,000 people per square mile

India: 954 people per square mile

USA:  84 people per square mile

Australia: 7 people per square mile

Lowest density:  Greenland: 0.4 people per square mile

Someone shared this on my Facebook feed, so I unfortunately don’t have any more background on this. Interesting message though!

Someone shared this on my Facebook feed, so I unfortunately don’t have any more background on this. Interesting message though!

The Top 8 Languages in the world - by populations size. Would you have known that more people speak Bengali, the language spoken in Pakistan, than Russian? Or that the small island of Japan has a top 8 language?
Data came from here. 

The Top 8 Languages in the world - by populations size. Would you have known that more people speak Bengali, the language spoken in Pakistan, than Russian? Or that the small island of Japan has a top 8 language?

Data came from here

Census Data: Americans are having fewer kids than 10 years ago

In a recent article, AdAge reported on recent Census 2010 data and points out that there are fewer “traditional” families (2 parents and children) than ten years ago. There is an increase in the number of single mom households, and there is an increase in married couple households, but the number of couple households with children of any age has decreased.

Surveys in Japan have suggested that women who work full-time then go home and spend another 30 hours a week doing the housework. Their husbands contribute an unprincely three hours of effort.
– Asian women seem to bear an unusually large share of the burden of marriage. That may be one reason why they are marrying later, and less, than in the past. (via theeconomist)

(via theeconomist)

Google insights on when and how you search TV shows
In countries like Mexico and Indonesia, people skip the internet connection at home and just buy smartphones
There are more than half a million homeless families in the US
Talent Traffic between Google, Facebook, Yahoo, Microsoft, LinkedIn and Apple
Census Data: Americans are having fewer kids than 10 years ago
"Surveys in Japan have suggested that women who work full-time then go home and spend another 30 hours a week doing the housework. Their husbands contribute an unprincely three hours of effort."

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