Lors d’un dîner entre amis à l’hiver 2004-2005, trois employés de PayPal, Chad Hurley, Steve Chen et Jawed Karim, observaient les gens filmer la soirée en se demandant s’ils allaient voir les vidéos. Il n’y avait pas de façon de les partager facilement. Ils ont eu une idée : créer un site de partage vidéos. Les vidéos seraient créées par et pour les internautes. Un an plus tard, Google achetait YouTube pour 1,65 milliard de dollars (en actions Google). La croissance de la plateforme n’a jamais diminué depuis sa création. Mais de plus en plus, on y trouve du contenu professionnel. YouTube conclut des ententes avec des producteurs de télévision et lance son festival du film pour récompenser les jeunes réalisateurs.

Des chiffres impressionnants

YouTube publiait lundi sur son blogue des statistiques sur sa popularité.

– Tous les jours, YouTube enregistre 4 milliards de vues. Ça fait 46 000 par secondes. Une augmentation de 25 % en 8 mois.

Article complet au blogues.radio-canada.ca

We’ve all been there: you’ve got some time to kill so you open up the app store, hoping to come across a game worth playing. You navigate to the top paid apps setion, on the hunt for that mobile gem. Instead you’re greeted by the same never-changing list: Candy Crush Saga, Clash of Clans, Boom Beach and, the worst free-to-play offender, Game of War – Fire Age.

Hands up those of you who watched River on Netflix because it came with a solid recommendation here. Great, thanks. That’s a lot of people.

Hands up those of you who watched the Puffin Patrol documentary on CBC because you heard about it here. Okey dokey, that’s a lot of people, too. I’m speculating, but I’d say a bunch of you tried out This Life on CBC because the information and analysis contained here was a better guide to the show’s merits than CBC’s marketing of the series.

Thus, it might come as shock to many of you to realize that the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission, in one of its more curious endeavours, has embarked on a series of “summits” about what it calls “Discoverability.”

The endeavour is promoted with the slogan, “In a world of choice … in the age of abundance … discoverability is key.” That is, it ponders how consumers discover TV content when there is a lot of choice on a lot of platforms.

Today’s epistle is not about me. Okay, it is, in part. But it’s really about the CRTC and the Canadian TV racket, and the bizarre, head-in-the-sand thinking that is behind the “Discoverability” road show.

Article complet au theglobeandmail.com

Today’s content creator has to be spry, adaptable and data-smart.

That was the message of the CRTC and NFB’s pre-Discoverability Summit event that kicked off in Vancouver on Tuesday. Over the course of three hours, experts discussed the opportunities and the challenges facing content creators in a changing content landscape.

Keynote speaker Tony Chapman, a media pundit and former CEO of marketing agency Capital C, opened the day by discussing new platforms, ways to make content stand out and developing partnerships with brands. He urged content creators to explore new, growing platforms such as gaming and messaging.

“The opportunity is profound, because on all of these platforms, there will be an insatiable appetite for great content,” Chapman noted, adding that more than 25 billion machines will be connected to the internet by 2020.

Chapman stressed that content creators should focus on work that will resonate with viewers emotionally. For example, content created for millennials should focus on tapping into that demo’s desire for wanting the most out of life.

Article complet au mediaincanada.com

GATINEAU – Fresh off of its two ‘En route to the Discoverability Summit’ events, the CRTC has scheduled the Discoverability Summit for May 10-11, 2016, in Toronto.

Co-hosted by the Commission and the NFB, the Discoverability Summit will further explore the preliminary ideas and strategies brought to the table during this week’s two pre-events in Vancouver and Montreal.  The two-day affair will enable participants to discuss strategies, tools and approaches to improve the discoverability of content and to make it easier for viewers to find the content that they want, said the CRTC.

“The pre-events in Vancouver and Montreal ignited a conversation on the discoverability of audiovisual content that will continue in the coming months”, said CRTC chair and CEO Jean-Pierre Blais, in a statement.  “Participants engaged in thought-provoking discussions on the technological, cultural, social and behavioural trends that play a role in how content is shared and discovered. A number of creative and promising ideas were mentioned, which will be explored further at next year’s Discoverability Summit. Be sure to mark your calendars and join the conversation on social media using #discoverability.”

Article complet au Cartt.ca

Nostradamus, I am not. When they print all our Oscar predictions in a few months, I warn you now not to place your bets on mine.

But a prediction I made 10 years ago about movie releases has sort of come to pass. At the time, I said that the increasing home video market would finally develop enough revenue muscle that movies would eventually be released to theatres and home video on the same day.

After all, the studios don’t much care whether you watch their movies on a big screen, an HDTV or your iPhone.

But this prediction represented bad news for the movie exhibitors, the owners and operators of a theatre near you.

I didn’t know at the time that steroids would appear for the theatrical industry (starting in 2009 with Avatar) in the form of 3D/IMAX, creating an “event” atmosphere in the multiplexes. It wasn’t good news for anybody who wanted to see movies about people. But fans of superhero movies were given a reason to keep the box office afloat clear through to the end of this decade.

Meanwhile, however, my prediction about movies-not-about-superheroes was gradually coming true. This week, my tech-savvy neighbour Ryan proudly showed off the many cool features of the latest Apple TV he’d just bought. One of them was a button that read, “In Theatres Now.”

Full article at torontosun.com

Google now processes over 40,000 search queries every second on average, which translates to over 3.5 billion searches per day and 1.2 trillion searches per year worldwide.

When Google was founded in September 1998, it was serving ten thousand search queries per day (by the end of 2006 that same amount would be served in a single second). In September 1999, one year after being launched, Google was already answering 3.5 million search queries daily.

Nine months later and, in mid 2000, search volume had increased fivefold, reaching 18 million queries on an average day. By the time Google announced its IPO in April 2004, users around the world were submitting more than 200 million queries to Google every day.

In August 2012, Amit Singhal, Senior Vice President at Google and responsible for the development of Google Search, disclosed that Google’s search engine found more than 30 trillion unique URLs on the Web, crawls 20 billion sites a day, and processes 100 billion searches every month (which translate to 3.3 billion searches per day and over 38,000 thousand per second).

Article complet au internetlivestats.com

If you have a business with an online presence, you can’t afford to be out of the loop with Facebook.

But with a constantly evolving platform, a generation of kids always looking for the next best thing, and statistics that are always changing, it’s hard to know where Facebook stands sometimes.We’ve compiled 40 up-to-date Facebook Facts and Stats to give you the scoop on the current state of Facebook, what its users are doing, and the impact it’s is having on the wider community.

Here’s 40 up-to-date statistics that will bring you up to speed:

Userbase

1 . Facebook has over 1.393 billion monthly active users.

2 . The country with the most active Facebook users is Canada

3 . 890 million people log into Facebook daily.

4 . There are 157 million daily users in the US and Canada.

5 . There’s a whopping 253 million daily active users in Asia. (Impressive, considering that Facebook is banned in China.)

Full article at blog.wishpond.com

Les chiffres liés à Internet donnent le tournis. Et pourtant, aujourd’hui, seul 42% de la population mondiale est connectée à Internet. La création de données numériques n’a jamais été aussi féconde et l’augmentation est exponentielle. Les mails échangés sont toujours aussi nombreux, même si la plupart d’entre eux sont des spams. Régulièrement, nous mettons à jour cette page rassemblant les principales statistiques à connaître sur Internet. Et si vous vous intéressez aux médias sociaux, je vous conseille de consulter notre page dédiée aux statistiques sur les réseaux sociaux.

Statistiques d’usage d’Internet

  • 3,025 milliards d’internautes, soit 42% de la population.
  • 2,060 milliards d’inscrits sur les réseaux sociaux, soit 68% des internautes.
  • Taux de pénétration d’Internet dans le Monde :
    • 81% en Amérique du Nord (86% au Canada, 80% aux USA)
    • 78% en Europe de l’Ouest (83% en France)
    • 18% en Afrique
    • 12% en Asie du Sud

Temps passé sur Internet

  • 4,8 heures par jour via un ordinateur, 2,1 heures via un mobile.
  • En France : 4,1 heures par jour (ordinateur), 1 heure (mobile).
  • Évolution depuis l’an 2000 : +566%
  • 70% des internautes sont des utilisateurs quotidiens
  • 8 nouveaux utilisateurs chaque seconde
  • L’accès à l’Internet mobile double chaque année
  • 144 milliards d’emails sont échangés chaque jour
  • 68,8% d’entre eux sont des spams.
  • 822 240 nouveaux sites Internet sont mis en ligne chaque jour
  • 380 milliards de photos ont été mises en ligne aux États-Unis en 2012 (+342% en 10 ans)
  • 90% des données numériques ont été crées durant ces deux dernières années.
  • 9,567 petabytes, c’est le poids estimé de données piratées chaque mois en 2012.
  • On estime à 432 millions, le nombre de pirates à travers le monde. Source : NBC et TorrentFreak
  • Aux États-Unis, Google représente 25% du trafic Internet selon Deepfield.
  • 3,1 Mbps, c’est la vitesse moyenne d’Internet dans le monde. Source : Akamai.
  • En France, la vitesse moyenne d’Internet est estimée à 5,2 Mbps.
  • L’iPad représente 84,3% du trafic en provenance des tablettes, selon une étude Chitika.

Article complet au blogdumoderateur.com

On vous a écoutés

“Cher Spotify, parfois je ne sais vraiment pas quoi écouter.” On vous comprend. C’est sûr, pouvoir se balader avec des millions de titres dans la poche, ça change la vie, mais savez-vous pour autant quelle musique choisir pour un dimanche de détente, par exemple ?

Nous sommes donc ravis de vous proposer un nouveau mode de découverte, spécialement adapté à vos goûts personnels.

Notre dernière version est une mine d’or. Vous pourrez l’utiliser sur ordinateur, sur mobile, et très bientôt sur notre nouveau lecteur web.

Vous ne serez plus jamais à court de musique !

Full text at news.sportify.com