Statistics is the science of learning from data, and of measuring, controlling, and communicating, It is the study of the collection, organization, analysis, and presentation of data.
Statistics are everywhere, from how many people are becoming drug addicts whether democracy is good for you or not. Today’s world media use statistics in many ways, weather it’s election time or any of event, some are below here.
- Customer Surveys
- Medical News
- Political Polls
- Economic Predictions
- Marketing Information
- Sales Forecasts
- Stock Market Projections
- Consumer Price Index
- Sports Statistics
And some times media misuse and even abuse statistics, we are constantly being bombarded with statistics and statistical information, And it’s really hard to make sense out of all this data whether it’s valid or not.
Let’s see how it works.
During election’s media always make programs showing us different graphs of who’s going to win and who’s going to loose, and sometimes it turns to be false so basically the news sources are the main avenue by which the public understands. And believing on it is quite hard, But on the other hand it helps for understanding different issues and other things when it’s fairly done if it’s not misuse.
“Pew found that 63% of all teens say they exchange text messages every day with
people in their lives, including their parents. Also, nearly half of all teens send and
receive text messages with friends daily.” NEWS now have you ever thought how this figure comes to the media did the media asked one by one answer is no by using statistics this percentage they got.
I know it’s kinda confusing but for more understanding i will tell you how it works here.
Here is an example of statistics, it’s about internet users by different ages who use social-networking sites.
Here another report of a survey on TV, where 70% of the people surveyed had tried to quit smoking, and not one had succeeded. Sounds depressing for anyone trying to give up — Interesting but close inspection revealed that the poll had sampled only people who smoked. So anyone who actually trying to quit wouldn’t have been asked.
Usually you watch TV and read print media to know about news and they make statistical information. Have you ever think if this judgement is on the reliability of statistical information. Did they ask enough people? Which people did they ask? Was it just people who wrote in or called up? What were the people asked, exactly?
If nothing at all is said about where the information came from, perhaps you should not trust in it. It’s also worth thinking about who produced and published the data, and why.
One in every nine people on Earth is on Facebook. HOW?
( This number is calculated by dividing the planets 6.94 billion people by Facebook’s 750 million users)
Google+ was the fastest social network to reach 10 million users at 16 days.
Twitter took 780 days and Facebook 852 days.
And very interesting fact here that there are more devices connected to the internet than there are people on the entire planet. did you know this before
This global pipeline of data keeps the world connected, Every minute of the day thousands of photos are shared on Instagram, tens of thousands of tweets are exchanged on Twitter, hours of YouTube videos are uploaded and hundreds of
thousands of pieces of content are posted to Facebook.
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