Did You Know 4.0 is a great video for anyone interested in online communication and web trends. The video focuses on the changing media landscape, with the rise of Web 2.0 and social media, and the fall of traditional media. The video’s a update of a series from the project Shift Happens, which originally has an educational focus.
The video has a simplistic approach to facts and statistics concerning the rapidly changing media landscape. It seems that the facts and figures might be from a US perspective, but in my opinion you’ll nevertheless learn interesting facts about the online world as it is right now, such as:
- Web users in the US have access to 1 trillion web pages
- Myspace, Facebook, and YouTube collectively get 250 million unique visitors per month. None of these sites existed 6 years ago.
- Wikipedia launched in 2001. It now features over 13 million articles in more than 200 languages.
- 90 % of the 200 billion emails sent every day are spam.
The Did You Know 4.0 video’s developed for The Economist’s Media Convergence Forum on October 20th and 21st.