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Monday September 1, 2014

Silicon Alley By the Numbers

Downtown New York

Downtown New York (Photo credit: sreevishnu)

NY is quickly catching up to leading tech sector Silicon Valley. With one in ten New Yorkers on Twitter and nearly 46% of the state’s population on Facebook, it is no surprise that NY Mayor Bloomberg is the leading Mayor in terms of Twitter followers. Crains recently reported “Stats and the City” for Social Media, Professional Services, and Technology. An interesting statistic revealed is that more than one in 10 Staten Island adult’s spend at least five hours a day doing social networking. In Manhattan, fewer than one in 50 do.

Some other noteworthy statistics include NY’s number one ranking as state for technology and innovation and that 34% of New Yorkers own a smart phone.

Crains