A Few Interesting Facts and Figures

18Aug10

AVERAGE AGE OF SOCIAL NETWORKING USERS
The average age of people on social networking websites is 37 years old. Different sites has different average ages, however. Business orientated LinkedIn has an average age of 44, while Twitter’s average is 39 and Facebook’s is 38.

EMAIL IN 2009
90 trillion emails were sen in 2009, with an average of 247 billion being sent every day. There are 1.4 billion email users in the world – 100 million more than in 2008.

PASSWORDS CRACKED
In December 2009, 32 million passwords were posted on the we by a hacker. Analysis found that nearly 50 percent of them used names, slang, dictionary words, or trivial passwords (consecutive digits, adjacent keys etc). Incredibly, the most common password was 123456.

According to Windows, The Official Magazine

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