Internet Trends 2019

Mary Meeker’s well researched report was released last week. References were made to Zoom, Slack, Stitch Fix, Stripe, Spotify, Dropbox, Discord, Twitch, and Instagram :…

ARK Invest highlighted these stats:

After more than a decade during which the share of ad dollars allocated to mobile trailed its usage, the gap has closed. Now that each approximates 33%, mobile ad sales probably will increase concomitantly with usage.

E-commerce continues to increase in the US, hitting 15% of retail sales in 2018.

Podcasts are blowing up— in 2018, 70 million Americans listened to podcasts, more than triple from 22 million a decade ago.

While declining at Facebook and WeChat, usage is increasing at YouTube and Instagram. YouTube probably will eclipse Facebook in daily usage in the not too distant future.

People care less about privacy today than they did five years ago. The percent of people who say they care about internet privacy dropped from 64% in 2014 to 52% today.

The percent of encrypted web traffic increased from 53% in 2016 to 87% in 2019.

The workplace continues to distribute: the percentage of US workers working remotely increased from 3% in 2000 to 5% in 2017.

Participation in online courses like 2U and Coursera continues to climb. While only 4% of students complete unpaid courses like Cousera, 50% complete paid courses like 2U.

Last year, China’s mobile data consumption almost tripled, thanks to short video platforms like TikTok and Kuaishou.

In 2018, roughly 10 million people participated in genomics tests, a phenomenal leap from nearly zero in 2012.