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We have grown increasingly reliant on sleeping tablets. Between 2000 and 2005 the US experienced a 60% increase in their use…. the pursuit of the perfect sleep has become a multibillion-pound industry – five years ago, Forbes estimated it as worth some $20bn – as we invest in pillows, sleep centres, herbal tinctures, hypnotherapy and, of course, sleeping tablets.

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What could you do if you owned every Tablet in the world?


Big news in the IT industry today – people are using, creating for, and reviewing them all the time. So we thought we’d take a look at the subject. Now, if you have access to the Internet, and you’re very, very, patient, you can track down the current number of tablet PCs on the market today (and keep in mind that that market is only three years old).

It’s 32,000,000.

That’s a lot of tablets.

It’s pretty hard to get your head around that number, though – sure, it’s a lot, but really, once you get past enough for you, your family, their pets, your friends, and all of your friends’ pets, what more can you do? If you really did have enough money to get every tablet in the world, what would it mean? Infographic: What could you do if you owned every tablet in the world Well, we had a think, and here’s what we came up with – rebuilding a nature reserve, watching all of YouTube in under three hours, powering the USA with a black hole, and climbing up to the International Space Station included. It’s a long way to go, to get from a device that is – on average – just 23.9 cm high, 16.9 cm wide, and 1.18cm thick, but hey, if you happen to have $17,376,000,000 to spare, then it might be a fun way to spend a long weekend.

Along the way, we also discovered that Italy as a word cloud is eerily similar to a hammerhead shark, but that was incidental.

This research was sponsored by Dell, as part of its promotion of its new range of laptops.

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The Future of Facebook

The future of Facebook might not be where you think it is!

It’s North America and Europe where Facebook currently enjoys the most success, but Asia and South America is where the platform is growing the fastest. At current rates, Asia and South America will outstrip Europe sometime in 2013. Soon, the dominant tongues on Facebook walls might be languages like Spanish and Indonesian.

We looked at the search demand for Facebook-related terms across all of the world for the last seven years. This gives a unique insight into where Facebook is new and fresh, and drawing users away from other social media platforms, and where it is an established force. In the visualisation, the width of the segment shows the current search volume, while the height of the segment shows the rate of increase in demand. Infographic: The Future of Facebook

Looking closer reveals further interesting information. The largest Facebook audience in the world? Not the United States, not Germany. It’s Turkey. And wait till India catch up - demand for Facebook on the sub-continent increased by a factor of over 2.5 in the last year. The Facebook universe is changing fast, and is a reflection how the world is changing - we hope to dig into the data, and bring you more interesting facts.

This research was sponsored by Dell, as part of their promotion of their laptops.

Original Source: Web in London: The Future of Facebook.

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Need an Energy Boost Infographic


Here is an infographic that I did that gives some stats on caffeine, contents of specific drinks and healthy alternatives that people can consider.  I’m not sure what other information from me, please let me know if there are more specifics you need.