Link round-up for this week

Link round-up for this week

Digital outlook is positive for 2009
UK online ad spend will pass £3.5 billion in 2009, overtaking television spend, according to a new report from eMarketer.

Deloitte survey shows we’re living in a “media democracy” » VentureBeat
We’re living in a media democracy, where no single form of media dominates the attention of Americans. It’s also an age where everyone contributes to the media, not just traditional media companies. That’s a conclusion of the third annual Deloitte survey on the state of media, which asked respondents how they spent time with media.

Twitter’s New Users Drive 600% Growth
Popular microblogging site Twitter now has approximately 4M-5M users, the majority of whom joined in 2008 and have contributed to the site’s 600% growth in the last 12 months, according to the first “State of the Twittershpere” (pdf) report from HubSpot.

American online activity statistics
With so many Americans already using the Internet, we're past the point of seeing massive increases in the percentage of the population that's wired. However, this masks a steep increase in the past few years in the proportion of people who spend a significant amount of time online.

Internet access 2008
ONS stats on internet access by region. Pubished last August but for some reason I've only just seen them.

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