In Chapter 3 “Public Thinking” of Smarter Than You Think, Clive Thompson writes about how public thinkers -- all of us who write on the web in social media, on blogs, and public forums -- enjoy finding others with related ideas and sharing information.
When discussing the vastness of our internet use, Thompson writes
Consider these current rough estimates: Each day, we compose 254 billion emails, more than 500 million tweets on Twitter, and over 1 million blog posts and 1.3 million blog comments on WordPress alone. On Facebook, we write about 16 billion words per day. That’s just in the United States: in China, its 100 million updates each day on Sina Weibo, the country’s most popular microblogging tool and more on social networks in other languages worldwide, including Russia’s VK. Text messages are terse, but globally they’re our most frequent piece of writing: 12 billion per day” (46-47).The statistics presented in this chapter about internet use are beyond compelling. What was one aspect of what he presented that you find especially notable or interesting? Why? Please cite the page number.