- 31.4% of Americans don’t have internet access.
- 90% of the people in France have not created a blog.
- 88% of all users have never heard of RSS.
- 59% of American households have zero iPods in them.
- 30% of internet users in the US use a modem.
When you look at the numbers from a different angle, it doesn’t look all that bad:
- 68,6% of Americans already have internet access.
- 10% of the people in France have already created a blog.
- 12% of all users have already heard of RSS.
- 41% of American households already have iPods in them.
- 70% of internet users in the US do not use a modem any longer.
Considering Rogers types of adopters (innovators (2.5%), early adopters (13.5%), early majority (34%), late majority (34%) and laggards (16%)) and assuming, that you can plot the figures of technology adoption in a linear fashion to the figures of Rogers adopters types (I know, I know…):
- internet access: reached the „late majority“ already
- Blogs in France: still only „early adopters“
- RSS: still only „early adopters“
- iPods: already „early majority“
- remaining modem usage: only the „late majority“ remaining
One problem with this (apart from the „hands-on-approach“ to statistics): Would the percentage brackets of Rogers adopters-types still be relevant today? They were defined in 1962, when even „innovators“ probably only found a few new gadgets every year and had lots of time to explore them. And the „late majority“ most likely took many years to adopt anything…