Clean Cut Media – Growing Media Blog

Clean Cut Media – Growing Media Blog

Last month we had a tremendous jump in pageviews taking Clean Cut Media over the 10,000 pageview mark. We were very excited, yet we wondered, could we possibly keep up this visiting rate? Last month we had some exceptional days and some good breaks. Would this be the month where we see growth stagnate or heaven forbid, regress?

Mar: 12,651
Apr: 15,952

Maybe next time, for it is not this month.

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Top 10 Articles & Posts in April

In Order of Online Activity [Previous Rank]

(1) Creativity: 3D Chalk Art in the Streets Part I [1]

One day this post will no longer bring in the traffic that it does, but as long as it does, we’ll take it!

(2) Creativity: Amazing 3D Building Art [2]

(3) Creativity: 3D Chalk Art in the Streets Part II [5]

Highest Riser of the Month!

(4) Movie Review: Watchmen Morality Review [3]

Movie Reviews continued to draw in many visitors. I’ve hoped to find some time to discuss some recent movies I’ve seen such as Monsters vs Aliens and Knowing. If you want to contribute a Movie Review please email us.
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(5) irl Self-Esteem, Image Issues & Parents [NR]

NR means Not Ranked. A new post rose up the charts! If you haven’t read it please take a look!

(6) Teens Sharing Nude Photos Online – Impact in Real Life Behavior [6]

Check out the shocking statistics in this post! Very disturbing trend.

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Did you Know Statistics & Southwest Rapping Flight Attendant Video

Latest Viral Video: These aren’t all that recent, but still worth a quick look.

Did you Know Video?

This “Did you know” video covers some of the latest statistics in regards to the growth of the information age and the incredible speed of globalization. The video starts with some incredible statistics on the growing population of China and India, then starts to touch upon how quickly our world is changing in terms of information, careers, and the way we communicate. Check out some of these statistics covered in the video

  • 1 in 8 Couples met Online
  • The Top 10 Jobs in Demand in 2010 will have not existed in 2004.
  • Students starting 4 year technical degree – half of what they learn in their 1st year of study will be oudated by their third year of study.
  • If Myspace was a country it would be the 5th largest country in the world (terms of members)
  • In 2006 there was  2.7 billion searches on Google. Last year? 31 Million
  • The US is only ranked 19th in terms of broadband penetration

This well made video covers a lot of very interesting modern statistics. I am certain you will find it very interesting. It really shows how quickly our culture is becoming global and technologically dependent.

  • What statistic did you find the most interesting?

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Clean Cut Media – Rapid Rise

Clean Cut Media Climbing the Ranks

Dumbfounded again. Pageviews (Growth). I am a very strong optimist but each month I still wonder how it could possibly grow anymore.

Jan: 2,504 Pageviews
Feb: 4,705 (88%)
Mar: 12,651 (169%)

Clean Cut Media Statistics Weekly
Clean Cut Media Statistics Weekly

I expected some growth this month, but the incredible jump was unexpected. Clean Cut Media is starting to draw some attention by fellow bloggers and websites as we occasionally get emailed notes from similar sites. It’s also a good sign when other blogs link to your articles!

We were even approached for an acquisition! If you haven’t figured out, that was on April 1st. I was sent some personal startled notes from the regulars.

Top 10 Articles & Posts in March

In Order of Online Activity

(1) Creativity: 3D Chalk Art in the Streets Part I

Continues to dominate this top spot. Driver of the most new visitors looking for beautiful artwork.

(2) Creativity: Amazing 3D Building Art

(3) Movie Review: Watchmen Morality Review

Attracted the most discussion considering Watchmen was one of the bigger movies in the past few months. Contribute your thoughts!

(4) Teen Kills for Halo 3

Huge lift after being linked from a Halo 3 Gaming Forum. The Gaming community are clearly upset that Halo is being linked to this death, quickly to question at the youth involved.

(5) Creativity: 3D Chalk Art in the Streets Part II

(6) Teens Sharing Nude Photos Online – Impact in Real Life Behavior

Still one of the more shocking statistics posted on Clean Cut Media.

(7) Israel Palestinians Media War on the Gaza Strip

(8) Facebook vs MySpace Statistics

(9) Youtube Statistics – The Ultimate Time Suck

(10) Social networks in Asia – China, Korea, Japan, India

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Clean Cut Media – Torn Both Ways

Clean Cut Media Torn Heart
Clean Cut Media Torn Heart

Hello Clean Cut Media Visitors!

What most of you are not aware is the fact that Clean Cut Media has been growing at a ridiculous rate. See the numbers for itself.

Jan: 2,509 Pageviews
Feb: 4,700 Pageviews
(87% Growth)
Mar: 12,651 Pageviews
(169% Growth)

We will post more exciting details as we do in the beginning of every month.

However considering the growth…

Family Social Advocacy Site Approaches Clean Cut Media
I’ve been in talks with a family/social advocacy site about them potentially acquiring this blog and domain. So far the money on the table is quite a large sum (think a couple zeros). It is a reasonable amount considering a good domain name alone with nothing on it can go from anywhere from $500 to $50,000. A site that already is built out and have followers like Clean Cut Media, the price is much higher. They have also offered to keep me on board and pay me (not much but a decent rate) to help maintain the blog and contribute articles.

Torn – What should Clean Cut Media Do?
This is part of the reason the posts has been slower than usual. I am torn. By selling the blog my thoughts and hopes of what I wanted to build this site into could go into smoke if the owners want to take a different route. You may think, “just sell it and build a new one with the money!” But it’s really hard to find a good domain name without a thousand hyphens ( and it’s always difficult to build a following from scratch. What we have here is special. That is why people are willing to pay to acquire one that is already established and growing.

Anyhow wanted to let the community know of my current plight. What do you think?

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Average Adult Watches an Hour of TV Ads a Day

TV Media Consumption
TV Media Consumption

When the subjects were asked to recall their media consumption behaviors, “people underestimated the amount of time they spent with TV by a substantial amount,” about 25 percent on average. – Mr. Wakshlag

  • Average Americans are exposed to 61 minutes of TV ads and promotions every day.
  • An Average Adult are exposed to some form of digital screen (TV, GPS, Cellphones, Computers) for 8.5 hours a day.
  • Computer usage has supplanted radio as the second most common media activity

These are some of the statistics found by the Council for Research Excellence, formed by the Nielsen Company. The $3.5 million dollar study was started to determine whether media companies needed new ways to measure media. Ball State University’s Center of Media Design conducted the study and called it the largest observational look at media usage ever conducted. Rather than surveys, researches shadowed 350 people (over 18 years of age) and recorded their behavior in 10 second increments for 952 days.

Consistent Exposure to Media among All Ages
They found that the number of minutes exposed to advertising was consistent among all the age groups other than 45-54 year olds who spend on average an extra hours more in front of the screen.

“It flies in the face of conventional wisdom, of course, which tells us that the younger cohorts apparently spend more time with screen-based media,” said Michael Bloxham, a director of the center at Ball State.

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Girl Self-Esteem & Image Issues & Parents

Girls Self Image

Almost across the nation 50% of young girls are engaged in negative activities such as injuring and cutting themselves or engaging in unhealthy eating habits and disorders due to self-esteem and self-image issues.

Girl Self-Esteem & Image Issues

Dove’s Campaign on True Beauty came with a bang last year with their poignant videos that went viral all over the web:

Evolution Video

Onslaught Video

Have you visited their site? It has quite a good number of statistical data in regards to Girls and Self-Image. They have information as well as workshops in helping a girl with their self-esteem. They also have a map with top cities and the individual studies they did in each area. I’ve summarized their statistics and findings below.

Here is the executive summary:

Self-esteem has become a crisis in this country. The majority of girls feel they do not measure up in some way including their looks, performance in school and relationships. Most disturbing is that girls with low self-esteem are three times more likely than girls with high self-esteem to engage in harmful and destructive behavior that can leave a lasting imprint on their lives.

Highlights: Real Girls, Real Pressure National Study

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Social Networking overtakes Email

Social Network Media Connection
Social Network Media Connection

Social Network Moves Up

A new study released by Nielsen has shown that Social Networking has overtaken email as the most popular internet activity. As popular social networks like Facebook and MySpace have features built to stay in communication with friends and connections many people are utilizing those communication mediums to “email” or “chat” or “post” with one another.

Nielsen reports that “member communities” exceeds email participation 67% to 65%. This is in conjunction with the fact that social networking and blogging is growing twice as fast as other drivers of users such as email, search and portals. Two-thirds of internet users visited a social networking site in 2008. Social media sites such as Facebook and MySpace account for nearly 10% of all internet time. Facebook continues to lead the way by accounting for 30% of all internet users in the largest global markets.


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Social Networks in Asia: Korea, Japan, China, India, Hong Kong, Singapore

Social Media Networks: Unstoppable Growth

Social Media has been rapidly growing in the US in the last few years. Social networks such as Facebook and MySpace are now household names in the likes of Google and Yahoo. 1 out of every 5 people who go online have visited Facebook! It has impacted the way people communicate and relate with one another. People are more connected through easy access, however, as technology becomes more ubiquitous, general social skills and relationship building has taken a hit. It has caused unthinkable issues among the youth, and has even made its mark on our government. As social media continues to make a tremendous impact on US culture how has it impacted overseas in the countries of Asia?

Social Media Networks in Asia: Rising in its Own Way

Social media is stronger than ever not just here in the US but all around the world. The social network users in Asia has grown to an incredible 456 million users. That is almost one third of all online users in the world.

OgilvyOne Asia Pacific, a US based marketing agency came out with a study “Can Brands Have a Social Life” which covered the general differences in the adoption and use of social media by the largest Asian countries. Some are listed below.

South Korea: Gaming Capital & the Ride of Cyworld

Fact: Nationwide broadband coverage and high quality mobile phones has allowed users to post online content at will. South Korea has 92% broadband penetration making it one of the most wired in the world.

Popular Activities: Online Gaming, buying music online, sharing information and interacting wiki-style.

Popular Networks: Majority of users use Naver and Daum, both Korean based search engines. Cyworld, the second largest music and video store after iTunes, has 48% of the market share. Cyworld generates sales revenue of over $100 million just from song downloads.

Online Gaming: Lineage II, Korea’s most popular online game touts 14 million users, double that of the infamous World of Warcraft. The best online gamers become professional game players and are treated like celebrities.

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Clean Cut Media – Feb Recap – Love for this Media Blog

Clean Cut Media Getting Some Love

I’ll be frank. Every month I wonder, how in the world will the traffic grow over the previous month. January was pretty solid, how am I going to attract new users? Well despite the short month, internet users showed Clean Cut Media some love this past February. Recorded record day, record week, record month. Clean Cut Media continues to grow at a rapid pace. Pictures are worth a thousand words.

Media Statistics - Clean Cut Media
Media Statistics - Clean Cut Media

For the 88% of you who are new visitors to the site, during the first few days of the month I review the site growth and review the top postings. This is a way of allowing the community members to share in the growing community.

Feb Growth: Up 88% from Jan
Feb Pageviews: 4,705 Pageviews

Top 5 Articles & Posts in Feb

In Order of Pageview Activity

There was a clear winner. The Creativity 3D Chalk Art post drew a lot of visitors this month as our images were picked up by Google Image and is now officially showing as the #1 picture on the page #1 for both web searches and image searches. It is my hope that many come in, enjoy the beautiful artwork but also browse around and find the rest of the media centric entries informative and useful.

Note that the data is for Feb, so postings earlier in the month have a clear advantage in these rankings versus ones posted few days ago.

(1) Creativity: 3D Chalk Art in the Streets Part I
(2) Creativity: Distorted Typography
(3) Israel & Palestinian’s Media War on the Gaza Strip
(4) Facebook vs MySpace Statistics
(5) Creativity: 3D Chalk Art in the Streets Part II

Just out of the top 5 were social issue articles such as Teen Kills for Halo 3, Sex Trafficking, Media Impact on Children, and Teen Media Depression

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As noted last month, if you want to write your own articles on social issues, movie reviews, or anything else, please feel free to submit to clean cut media and maybe it’ll appear as a post! Email Here

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Youtube Statistics – The Ultimate Time Suck

YouTube Logo - Statistics Media

YouTube Statistics – Where did my time go?

How many times have you gone to YouTube to watch some video you’ve heard about, then 7 videos later you wonder where the time has gone? or perhaps 15 videos later… 30 videos…

Well you are not alone. 77% of users coming to YouTube come intending to watch 1 video but end up watching several.

YouTube has become a time sucker and a place people have gone to alleviate their boredom. But first a quick summary of some Internet & YouTube statistics.

Internet Usage

  • Adults spend 15+ hours on Internet a Week
  • Expected 217 MM US internet Users by 2012 (71% Penetration)
  • 55% broadband access, will grow to 90% by 2012
  • Online video viewing increased 35% year over year
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Bad Economy? Not for Video Gaming!

The US video game industry continues to grow despite the bad economy. Though spending cuts are prevalent in all parts of life and in all kinds of industry, the video game industry grew 13% from January 2008. The industry now sits at $1.33 billion strong. This growth is well above the the overall consumer spending growth rates.

  • Is anyone concerned how gaming spend is going up in a time when spending is being cut elsewhere due to economic troubles?
  • What does this say about the culture we live in…
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Clean Cut Media – Jan Recap – New Year, New People


Clean Cut Media off to the Races

With the new 2009 year, comes hopefully many new visitors to Clean Cut Media. If this is your first time on this site, Welcome!

In the beginning of each month I review the growth of the site and review the top postings. This is a way of allowing the community members to share in the growth of this website.

Jan Growth: Up 21% from Dec
Jan Pageviews: 2,500 Pageviews

Top Articles & Posts in Jan

In Order of Pageview Activity

Movie Reviews seems to continue to draw the most visitors. Though I would love to review new movies, I unfortunately don’t watch enough movies! If you have seen a movie and have something you want to share with the community please submit them and maybe it’ll appear as a post! You can contact Clean Cut Media by emailing

Movie Review: Seven Pounds – Will Smith
Movie Review: Twilight – Love Conquers All
Israel & Palestinian’s Media War on the Gaza Strip
Media Influence on the Perception of the Financial Crisis. Who is to Blame?
Sex Trafficking – Where is the News Coverage?
Casting Crow – Slow Fade
Creativity: Electrabel – Happy New Year – Candle Light

Past Week Top Postings:
Creativity: Distorted Typography

Creativity: 3D Chalk Art in the Streets Part I

Both of these posts cover 3D art. Both posts have awesome pictures of art painted or “chalked” on the concrete surfaces so that when standing from the right angle everything jumps out in 3D. Check them out!

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