Excellent collection of graphical illustrations of Google's growth to "world domination", courtesy of Inspired Magazine.
Paul Murphy pointing out highlights:
– April 2010 was the best performing month for BBC iPlayer with 123 million request for BBC TV and Radio programmes, up from 118 million in March 2010
– Online requests also hit an all time high at 104 million, up 3 million from March 2010
– The new series of Doctor Who also chalked up a new record of the highest number of requests a single programme has received, with 1.6 million requests for Episode 1. Outnumbered and Russell Howard's Good News also performed well
A staggering eight out of 10 16-to-34-year-olds watched, listened or read BBC election news during the campaign.
2.7 million 18-to-34-year-olds watched the third debate on the BBC and, anecdotally, we heard the format was appealing to younger audiences – with many praising Nick Clegg's performance in particular.
Millions of young Radio 1 listeners listened to our leaders' debates on Newsbeat, followed it online or heard coverage on the Chris Moyles Breakfast Show and across the day led by our politics reporter Robin Brant. One in five young people heard our coverage in the last week of the campaign.
BBC Three's first-time voters Question Time with Dermot O'Leary on 5 May reached 186,000 people in the same age bracket and the BBC's drive for clear, engaging, coverage seems to have hit a positive note with younger audiences with six in 10 agreeing that our explanations and reporting improved their understanding.
"British web users are spending 65% more time online than three years ago, according to research of net habits.
The average surfer spends 22 hours and 15 minutes on the net each month, according to the UK Online Measurement company (UKOM).
The lion's share of that time is spent on social networks or blogs, which accounts for nearly a quarter of users' time online.
Online news has also seen strong growth with 2.8% of online time spent browsing such sites compared to just 1.5% three years ago.
People spend more time on news sites than they do on adult content, the survey shows.
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Social networks/blogs – 22.7%
E-mail – 7.2%
Games – 6.9%
Instant Messaging – 4.9%
Classified/Auctions – 4.7%
Portals – 4%
Search – 4%
Software info/products – 3.4%
News – 2.8%
Adult – 2.7%
"- We had 11.4m individual users to the News website on Friday – approximately – so that breaks our previous record of 9.2m (that was on 5 November 2008 for the Obama election victory)
– There were about 30m page views for the constituency results pages
– Over 100m page views in total
– About 6.5m page views to the election live page"