I was googling for some stats for my boss when I stumbled on this one. I was elated to find a Website that offers lots of useful information and statistics about the Philippines.
I†CAME ACROSS this news article published by TeamAsia featuring Top Searched Terms of 2008 in the Philippines according to Google. †
- Charice Pempenco and Arnel Pineda are the no. 1 and no. 2 fastest rising Pinoy celebrity searches, respectively.††Their You Tube videos literally made them global celebrities.
- Manny Pacquiao took the four slots on the top-10 fastest-rising Google news searches
HERE’S A HODGE-PODGE of figures and statistics from various research and survey groups†about the Internet’s penetration in the Philippines as of end of 2008:
- About 27% of PH population (roughly 24 million) have access to the Internet
- 99% of active Internet users say they watch video clips on the Internet
- a little over 90% read blogs
- 83% are members of social networks
- 86% upload photos to social networking sites
- about 60% have Internet access at home
These are pretty amazing figures. †If these are an accurate measurement of Internet penetration in PH then the implication on business and information dissemination is huge.
These figures are also a big jump upwards from figures I’ve seen early in 2008. †If my memory serves me right the Internet penetration in PH as of first quarter 2008 is just about 16%.
On a personal note, these figures are very encouraging. †At the very least they are an assurance to me that my new found love of blogging is here to stay. †It also sort of validates my decision to go back into the realm of social networking through FaceBook.
MY SITE STATS got my attention while I was performing some housekeeping and maintenance works on my blog.
ìNumbers donít lie!î is a well worn out adage these days, thanks to both chambers of the Philippine Congress.† I decided that it is a good time to analyze the statistics in my blog and hopefully get a better understanding of what works and what doesn’t.† At the very least I expect to be entertained by whatever story may emerge behind the numbers.
How do my blog visitors find my blog?† What are they looking for?† What do they find interesting?† These are the questions I hope to find answers to in the numbers.
Analysis takes time, however, so for now Iíll just present the numbers as they add up, lifted directly from WordPress.orgís ShortStat plugin (as of December 15, 2008; 23.00, GMT):
|philips bodega sale, philips grand bodega sale||73|
|punta de uian, punta de uian zambales||59|
|wonderful blog/s, awonderfulblog, a wonderful blog||28|
|philippine pali, philippine highest highway||16|
|eastwood condo for rent, eastwood excelsior||15|
|nso birth certificate, nso birth certificate delivery||12|
|90.7 love radio, papa jack love radio||12|
|where did the term blog come from||7|
|badjao seafront in palawan||6|
|el pirata eastwood||6|
|pico de loro||6|
|free online jukebox||5|
I CHANCED UPON this very interesting material in a local magazine while waiting my turn for a hair cut last week.
If you could shrink the earth’s population to a village of precisely 100 people, with all the existing human ratios remaining the same, it would look something like the following.
There would be:
- 57 Asians
- 21 Europeans
- 14 from the Western Hemisphere, both north & south
- 8 would be Africans
- 52 would be female
- 48 would be male
- 70 would be non-White (30 would be White)
- 70 would be non-Christian (30 would be Christian)
- 89 would be heterosexual (11 would be homosexual)
- 6 people would possess 59% of the entire world’s wealth and all 6 would be from the US
- 80 would live in substandard housing
- 70 would be unable to read
- 50 would suffer from malnutrition
- 1 would be near death
- 1 would be near birth
- 1 (yes, only 1) would have a college education
- 1 (yes, only 1) would own a computer
When one considers our world from such a compressed perspective, the need for acceptance, understanding, and education becomes glaringly apparent. #