Pew reports the average number of Facebook friends to be 229 (May 2012) which lines up with analysis on the Facebook S1 which pegs it at 234. This huge rise from the numbers Facebook’s shared previously: 130 (2010) and 100 (2008).
However the greater story is in how the numbers vary by generation. With Millennials averaging 318 and in my experience showing significant outliers among college students above 1,000.
Discovered this facinating visual history of Apple (by PopChartLab) and the background on creating the infographic (by FastCoDesign). It’s so interesting how complicated their product-line became during the early 90s when the company struggled so much and how much it focused upon Steve Jobs’ return.
We recently looked at how US Smartphone consumers use, lose, and backup (sometimes) their stuff (contacts, music, apps, email). While many say their contact lists are the hardest to replace if lost, it turns out only Gen-Y seems to care enough to backup in large numbers and leverage cloud services well. Read more about the mobile trends Plaxo uncovered this week…