The numbers game

These are the numbers Google Wave is up against:

  • “In August 2009, 276.9 million people used email across the U.S., several European countries, Australia and Brazil, according to Nielsen Co., up 21% from 229.2 million in August 2008. But the number of users on social-networking and other community sites jumped 31% to 301.5 million people.” • The End of the Email Era – WSJ.com http://bit.ly/1Ul3b
  • In July 2009 Facebook had 250 million users. On September 15, 2009 they had more then 300 million users worldwide. • Facebook Crosses 300 Million Users. Techcrunch.com.  http://bit.ly/2Wqc4P
  • In Q2 2009 38.1 smart phones were sold worldwide. • Smart phones defy slowdown (Canalys press release: r2009081) http://bit.ly/1U4X4h
  • October 2008 World of Warcraft reached 11 million subscribers. • Video Games Blogger http://bit.ly/1j4rpf