Facebook continues to expand internationally and female users outnumber male users in every age segment.
See more data in the blog post by Steve Rubel: Inside Facebook » Latest Data on US Facebook Age and Gender Demographics >>
And even more international data (not for Germany though, sorry) here on the O’Reilly Radar in Ben Lorica’s original post
Nic Mitham from K Zero, the UK based virtual worlds agency, updated their Universe graph showing total registered accounts for the virtual worlds sector. There’s four graphics now, each one showing segments for different age ranges (between 8 and 25+ years). New data included relates to Q3 2008. Nice that somebody out there does such an incredible job collecting and visualizing all that data for the rest of us to glance at – thanks, Nic!
Universe graph: Virtual Worlds showing total registered accounts over the years for the age range 15 to 25
See all of them here: The updated Universe graph for Q3 2008 : Kzero >>
Kzero: Mapping the “Virtual Worlds” with Google insight
Interesting experiment by Kzero: they entered the term “Virtual Worlds” in Google new geographical trend tool and posted the resulting maps from 2005 through 2008. I think Asia might be under-represented in Google insight because Google rates only 3rd or 4th search engine in Korea … and according to an expert in the Asian digital media industry it is seen as highly deficient on features, even regarded as third rate. China has it’s “own Google”, too, Baidu, so imho these maps are highly inaccurate and show strictly the “western” world’s engagement in virtual worlds. Kzero’s article »
Virtual Worlds at a glance – nicely segmented by sector, genre, age. Optimized version with recent updates (Lively etc.) of Kzero’s Universe graph. Thanks again, Nic Mitham! Virtual Pursuits – Who’s on the Radar? : Kzero