Are you the infinitely curious type wanting to understand more about what’s happening in the world and what it means on a real time basis? No? TOO BAD! This one’s not for you.
I’ve always enjoyed looking at statistics about the US like at census.gov. It was a primary tool we used in undergraduate to look up information in Marketing Research classes and sparked this insight into a whole new world of information. Census data for the US and other countries, like other kinds of poll based information, is not perfect but it offers a great deal of understanding regarding our world and economies.
Yesterday as a part of the newsletter I get from the Internet News Stats, a new site was introduced: Worldometer. It’s a very simple and straight forward site describing some populace information, such as births and deaths in a given day. It also includes information on various types of media. For instance, there are now 2.4 billion internet users in a world of just over 7 billion people. It also goes into Health, Environment and Water resource information.
There is another site available solely based on US information as well. Very similar, but again a big value add. Having these statistics at the ready is really helpful, I’ve added both to my toolbar and thought you might want to do the same.