This week: Fun Twitter Stats, the Night Sky, “Siri” for the Home
Twitter: By the Numbers
Have you ever wondered how many people with Twitter accounts are actually active? 302 million monthly – as of April 2015
Want to know the average number of followers for a Twitter account? 208
How many signed up but never sent a Tweet? 550 million
Where Have All the Stars Gone?
In 1994, the Northridge earthquake in Los Angeles knocked out power, allowing many Angelenos to see the Milky Way for the first time. In fact, an estimated 80 percent of the Earth’s population has never seen the Milky Way. Find out about a new photography project designed to introduce the night sky to urban dwellers.
“Siri” for Your House?
Amazon’s Echo, which some have dubbed a household “Siri,” is now available for $180. The voice-activated speaker will respond to questions and demands to provide things like the weather report, play music and create to-do lists. Find out more about this smart home hub.