What a difference five years makes

More changes are coming in the online space, but this is a good indication of how where you stand is not where you are going.

Today, a story about the shift the past 5 years toward mobile and iOS (iPhone/iPad, etc) devices. The media site Talking Points Memo has put up the statistics on who looks at their content and from what kind of operating system. Windows has dropped a lot. Mobile devices are booming.

And 3/4 of mobile “views” are on iOS (apple-ish) devices.

Putting it all together:
“So give or take, around 40% of the visits to TPM come from computer
s or devices that use an operating system built by Apple. Compare that to 20% only 5 years ago.”

As I recall, 5 years ago, I had a Palm TREO, which I thought was quite the device. Today, an iPhone 4s, which is a remarkable phone and computer that is also made of beautiful but very slippery glass. I still own a powerful Windows computer which I hardly fire up at all any more.

Anecdote is not data, but things are changing. Thing is, they always have been changing. The next five years will have a new story, to be sure.


About sehanley

Musician, journalist, teacher, technologist, consultant & former NPR station manager. A media and entertainment professional, journalist, entrepreneur, technology advocate, educator, student, mentor, manager, and media, musical and theatrical performer. Voice talent and coach for music and spoken word. I also act and sing (mostly jazz, but a lot of experience with choral, classical and musical theater, too). Brass instruments, too, but my AF ofM card lapsed years ago. Heard on the national jazz service, PubJazz, and in the Pittsburgh market on WZUM/Pittsburgh Jazz Channel. I also teach college level courses in media and journalism. I managed the leading NPR/public radio station in Pittsburgh, PA for 16 years, a few years later was GM of the NPR station WBHM in Birmingham, AL. I served for six very busy years on the NPR Board of Directors and have done much volunteer service for national and local organizations in the communities I have been privileged to live and work in. Former NPR Board Member, former President of the Pittsburgh Radio Organization, sometime musician, relentless technology advocate. Opinions expressed are not the viewpoints of any employer or affiliation past or present.
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