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Digital media changes in 10 years. How do we adapt? Helpful infographic.
Even a year is a long time in digital and social media. Where will we be digitally in 2014? 2015? How can we keep up to speed? Adapt and change? Use the tools that are being given to us? What are the biggest digital challenges and questions you face? For your non-profit, ministry or church?

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World maps showing population/ip addresses, and Facebook friendships
Interesting world map compares population with IP addresses (click to see full size).

Amazing stats for how people use the digital media
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Why people go online. Valuable interactive piechart and stats from Ruder Finn research
Public relations and communiciations consultancy group Ruder Finn offers some revealing and valuable figures under the heading Intent is the New Demographic. This is displayed using an interactive pie-chart. By default, this opens as a simplified summary with the option to click on different demographic groups: Men, Women, Youth, Seniors, or All. Click on the ‘full index’ link on that page, and you get a more complex piechart with subdivisions, but which (as far as I understand) represents the ‘All’ percentages broken into subdivision categories.

Internet usage worldwide and the opportunity for missions to use the Web
Internet World Stats now provide a page with all the world’s countries, along with population, internet users, and internet penetration. Here are their Top 10 languages used online. Check their links and discussion of methodology at the foot of that page. Few analysts seem to calculate language use after the top ten. The only source I know of is Wikipedia’s Top 34 languages listing. Satellite company O3b Networks has linked up with Google and other investors to bring cheaper, high-speed wireless Internet access to areas unlikely to see investments in fiber infrastructure. O3b stands for “other 3 billion”, a reference to the world’s population that still can’t access the Internet. O3b, which is based in UK’s Channel Islands, said construction is under way on 16 satellites that will drop the cost for ISPs and operators to provide Internet access over 3G (third-generation) and WiMax networks. Read more.

Facebook, social networking and the Christian good news
“Just in case you needed further confirmation that blogs, social networks, and games are overtaking everything else on the ‘Net, Nielsen has released its latest statistics,” says Matthew Lasar in Aars Technica.

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In 1900 the ratio of evangelist to hearer of the gospel was 2:1. Today it is 6:1. This is greatly impacting Christianity.

Lausanne World Pulse - An Overview of Eastern Africa
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