He shared a few statistics with us that I found interesting:
- The United States generates an equivalent amount of online content every fifteen minutes as the entire content of the Library of Congress (gathered from the 1880s to 2007)
- YouTube generates as much traffic in one day (7-10% of all traffic) as what was generated over the entire web in 2000
- In 2010, 20 typical American households will consume as much technology as the entire world did in 1998
- Previously, the digital divide was thought to be limited to race. This new "broadband divide" is now limited by income, age, and location -- race is no longer the primary factor.
His closing thought was that the internet revolution is the only revolution that is happening simultaneously around the world.