Just Can’t Ever Get Enough<br />Our insatiable appetite for technology<br />Image by JakubKrechowicz<br />
In the past, broadband internet was considered a luxury that not every household had<br />Photo by frhuynh<br />
Now, most households view broadband internet as much as a necessity as phone or TV<br />
In the last 10 years, the number of people using internet worldwide has increased by 444.8%<br />Taken from Nielsen Online<br />Photo taken by Angela<br />
The question is, <br />what exactly are people <br />consuming on the internet?<br />Photo by Karli Ingersoll<br />
The rise of social networks have obviously played a large role in this…<br />
And people still<br />get a lot of their news<br />from online sources…<br />
What people really love though, are VIDEOS<br />Photo by Aldo Gonzalez<br />
Video sites (youtube.com) are not new to the internet scene, but streaming sites that allow users to view TV shows or movies off the internet have become explosively popular.<br /><ul><li>Hulu.com, one of the first ‘official’ streaming sites launched, boasts 30 million monthly users (when asked on October 2010). That’s a lot of people watching TV shows and movies online.
However, Netflix is leading the forefront of ‘on-demand’ delivery of content via the internet.
In a recent study, Netflix accounts for a staggering 29.7% of all downloading network traffic in North America during peak hours.</li></li></ul><li>The biggest draw of streaming TV and movies is the flexibility of being able to watch what you want, when you want.<br />Photo by fauxto_digit<br />
In a world where we can have everything right now and whenever we want it, being able to stream resonates with that lifestyle.<br />
This is not surprising, with the internet we have a flood amount of content at our fingertips and we have been accustomed to never being bored.<br />Photo by Raman Pfaff<br />
The evolution of mobile devices has enabled that full-time immersion that people want<br />Photo by Nobuyuki Hayashi<br />
As of Jan. 22, 2011, the iTunes App Store surpassed over 10 billion apps downloaded<br />Photo by Lee Bennett<br />
That does not even include all the Android users and Blackberry users…<br />
Will our consumption be ever satisfied?<br />Or will technology be forever racing to catch up?<br />
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