Tuesday, March 13, 2012

One Day on the Internet

Companies are always giving statistics about the number of people that make purchases using the Internet and the number of people that research services and products before buying at brick and mortar stores. But, I thought I’d give you some truly amazing (and fun) numbers.

In one day on the Internet…
* 294 billion emails are sent. The USPS would take 2 years to handle all that mail.

* 4.7 billion minutes are spent on Facebook (what?!)

* 864,000 hours of videos are uploaded to YouTube – that would take 98 years for one person to view, non-stop!

* 250 million photos are uploaded to Facebook, printed and stacked that would be taller than 80 Eiffel Towers (also stacked).

* 18.7 million hours of music are streamed on Pandora.

There’s even more at http://www.businessinsider.com/everything-that-happens-in-one-day-on-the-internet-2012-3

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Royalty Free Images

When people need images to use for advertisements, blog posts, websites, etc., they usually search the web for something they like and download or copy it. What most people don't realize is that many of the images on the web are actually copyrighted. And these images can not be used without permission or until royalties are paid. I've even had clients who have received 'cease and desist' letters telling them they must remove images from their sites.

But, here's a site with royalty free images you can use in print and digital media.

Free Digital Photos - http://www.freedigitalphotos.net