Socialnomics

February 22nd, 2012 at 4:00 pm by David Farrar

A very good video on the power of , with lots of amazing facts and figures. One example was how it would take over 110 years to read everything on Wikipedia, and if it was a book would be over one million pages in width.

Also one clip is essential reading for Mark Unsworth. He will know which :-)

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5 Responses to “Socialnomics”

  1. CJPhoto (227 comments) says:

    Another interesting fact on Wikipedia. I cant remember where I saw it but it was recently. It stated the amount of time that it took to populate wikipedia. It then stated the amount of time Americans spend watching TV each year. The end result was the a new wikipedia could be created every month if everyone worked on it instead of the time they normal watched TV>

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  2. jams (48 comments) says:

    And yet if you’re not the one paying for the service. You’re the product that’s being sold.

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  3. CJPhoto (227 comments) says:

    Found it:

    “Wikipedia took one hundred million hours of volunteer time to create,” says Shirky. “How do we measure this relative to other uses of time? Well, TV watching, which is the largest use of time, takes two hundred billion hours every year—in the US alone. To put this in perspective, we spend a Wikipedia worth of time every weekend in the US watching advertisements alone. If we were to forgo our television addiction for just one year, the world would have over a trillion hours of cognitive surplus to commit to share projects.” Imagine what we could do for the world’s grand challenges with a trillion hours of focused attention.
    http://www.fourhourworkweek.com/blog/2012/02/20/beyond-x-prize-the-10-best-crowdsourcing-tools-and-technologies/

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  4. Steve (4,591 comments) says:

    Babies in Egypt have been named ‘Facebook’ ??

    Silly first name syndrome

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  5. Peter (1,723 comments) says:

    Just as well their parents weren’t big PornTube fans…..

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