Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Millions and millions

It sometimes dazzles me to see how many millions of people have seen some video in YouTube. When you see 40 million under a movie clip it's just crazy to think about such a huge amount of people. And it becomes even crazier when you start to compare statistics of different countries. Thinking about the worlds population at the moment which is around 7 billion! So it's 7,000,000,000! And more than half of this amount is living only in Asia! There lives approx. 4.2 billion people which makes it over 60% of worlds population! And the worlds two most populated countries are China and India which make it together already 37% of worlds population!

"It is estimated that the world population reached one billion for the first time in 1804. It was another 123 years before it reached two billion in 1927, but it took only 33 years to reach three billion in 1960. Thereafter, the global population reached four billion in 1974, five billion in 1987, six billion in 1999 and, according to the United States Census Bureau, seven billion in March 2012"

I just keep wondering what is the population limit of the world? And when we will meet this limit?

On the most viewed videos in youtube are names like Eminem, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Shakira, Jennifer Lopez and the first on the list Justin Bieber with insane number like 784,116,140! I wonder when first video is braking 1 billion line! And now I would like to do some statistics of my own. We have 5,417,098 million people living in Finland. We would need approximately 144,75 Finlands to watch the "Baby" by Justin Bieber to make up to the same numbers. Now let's count how much time (youtube) world has spent listening and watching the video "Baby" 2,705,200,683 minutes which makes it roughly 45,086,678 hours and it makes 5143,4 years! Everyone counted (from this one video from Youtube) the world has been listening Justin Bieber "Baby" for 5143,4 years all together!

It shows how immense power we could have if we stood together for something. We are not small, we have voice, but so many people have forgotten to use it. Can you imagine what could happen if this amount of minutes that people have been spending on watching Justin Biebers "Baby" would invest it into fighting for equality, compassion, taking care of each others? Lets have a imaginary play; what would happen if this "Bieber army" would stand against the war in Syria to end it? Or what if they would all stand for solar power and against drilling oil? Or to stand against bullying? It's crazy to think that only this "Bieber army" could end wars, to save actually peoples lives, to bring up subjects that need to be talked about, but I believe that it's possible.

It's also crazy to think how fast things can become such huge phenomenons in such a short time. Person who had lost his camera in Finland found it accidently when reading post in America from reddit only after 20 hours that a Finnish cop had put some pictures from the camera into social media!

How the muslim parody video made it into news all over the world in such fast time and rised so much talk (and ended up into people getting killed) in such a short time compared to the Syrian civil war that has been going on already more than a year. It started 15.3.2011 when public protests took place demanding the end of Ba'ath party rule and resigning of President Bashar al-Assad. And UN can't still make anything to it, and big countries like Russia and China don't accept intervention and were against international sanctions.

It's crazy how the media attention is spread nowadays. People tend to forget actual facts when some channels are bombing only news that are colored by "who founds what" and where the money comes from. What we need more than anything in the media now is debate and criticism. Don't believe straight everything what people are pushing to you. There's mostly always someones benefits behind. The actual amount of free speech and debate towards mainstream media is less in United States of America that it is in Russia I would  dare to bet! We need people who are ready to take steps to write and send letters, make calls to their representatives, demand equality at schools. We need to re-figure out so many things. We have been enough  long stuck and it's time for a change!

Here are some interesting links:

                                                      Ellie Goulding - "Anything could happen" 

Balam Acab - "Expect"

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