Posted by: Sarah Kemp | November 3, 2009

Did You Know?

This YouTube video will defiantly make anyone think twice about how our world, cultures, and traditions are changing dramatically everyday. It points out facts based on language, websites, and overall how much technology is changing right in front of our eyes. The researchers that deigned this presentation are Karl Fisch, Scott McLeod, and Jeff Brenmhan.

Some of the facts that the video states are:

  • China will soon be the #1 English-speaking country in the world.
  • India has more honors children than the USA has children.
  • The top in-demand jobs for 2010, did not exist in 2004.
  • 1 out of 8 couples married in the U.S. last years met online.
  • 200 million registered users on MySpace.
  • 31 Billion searches on Google every month.

I saw this video in one of my Public Relations (PR) classes at Georgia Southern, and in class we related the video to how this information can help think about PR practitioners, professionals, and firms and how they would all need to alter their ways in some way. Specifically in my PR Publications class I thought about the increasing online reliance to social media. It’s changing will alter how much print resources will be utilized for various PR publications. Online publication, news letters, and in general the web is being used more and more frequently. What does this mean for print publications such as,flyers and brochures? Are there going to even have paper publications in the coming years?

We do not know the future of PR publications, but I do feel that publications will become more reliant on online publications and websites. Almost all information is available on websites like Google and Wikipedia and I believe that PR professionals will be able to use this information to make their campigns and publications the most effective way they can.



  1. That is quite an interesting video. I’ll be honest, it kind of made my brain hurt. All the numbers and the growth statistics they provided is a lot to comprehend. I knew technology was growing at an exponentially rapid rate, I just had no idea it was this rapid. My favorite fact was that a student pursuing a 4 year degree in technology will learn things their first year that will be outdated before they graduate. Thinking about this kind of stuff is exciting and scary at the same time. I cannot begin to imagine how things will be by the time we’re 50.

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