Date that Steve Jobs unveiled the first iPhone, which didn't ship to consumers until June of that same year, according to Convergex: January 2007
Date that Facebook opened to the general population: September 2006
Date that the full version of Twitter launched: July 2006
Year that the picture-sharing site Instagram launched: 2010
Date that "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" debuted: October 2007
Year that Uber received its seed funding: 2009
Date that Apple started taking pre-orders on the first-generation iPad: March 2010
Median age of men at first marriage in 2016, according to the U.S. Census Bureau: 29.2
Median age of women: 27.1
Median age of men at first marriage in 1967: 23.1
Median age of women: 20.6
Source: U.S. Census Bureau.
According to CareerBuilder's annual social media recruitment survey, percentage of employers who use social networking sites to research job candidates: 60
Percentage of employers currently using social networking sites to research job candidates, who say they are "looking for information that supports their qualifications for the job": 60
Percentage of these hiring managers who want to see if the candidate has a professional online persona: 53
Ranks of Stanford and Harvard as the college named by both applicants and parents as their dream college, according to the Princeton Review's 2016 College Hopes and Worries Survey: 1, 2
Source: Princeton Review.
Percentage of chief financial officers who said their greatest challenge when working with those in other departments is conveying financial information in nonfinancial terms, according to a Robert Half Finance and Accounting survey: 19
Percentage who cited "learning to act with a variety of personalities" as their greatest challenge: 39
Percentage who said "prioritizing conflicting deadlines throughout the enterprise": 19
Source: Robert Half Finance and Accounting.
According to Credit Suisse, percentage of the world's population who have now accumulated more wealth than the rest of the world put together: 1
In 2015, number of individuals who had the same wealth as 3.6 billion people -- the bottom half of humanity, according to Oxfam calculations: 62
Ranks of Holland, Michigan; North Chicago, Illinois; Brighton, New York; Jefferson City, Missouri; and La Vergne, Tennessee, on the list of the most business-friendly small markets in which to launch a new venture, according to research by WalletHub: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Number of startups per 100,000 residents in Miami Beach, Florida, the highest rate in the United States: 246
Number per 100,000 in Salisbury, Maryland, the city with the lowest rate: 35
Percentage of employees who said they would prefer to have Pam Halpert from "The Office" working at their company as an administrative assistant, according to a recent survey by OfficeTeam: 29
Percentage who said they would prefer Waylon Smithers from "The Simpsons": 17
Percentage who would prefer to work with Joan Holloway from "Mad Men": 14
Percentage who would prefer Donna Meagle from "Parks and Recreation": 11
Percentage who would prefer Jonathan from "30 Rock": 9
Percentage of online dating users who agree that online dating keeps people from settling down because they always have options for people to date, according to a survey by the Pew Research Center: 31
Percentage who agree with the statement "people who use online dating sites are desperate": 16
Source: Pew Research Center's Social and Demographic Trends.
Percentage of adults who say most police officers have a positive impact on the communities where they work, according to the results of a Harris Poll: 88
Percentage of the general adult population who feel the police in their community are excellent/pretty good at being helpful and friendly: 68
Percentage of respondents who say the police are effective in preventing crime: 58
When asked about treatment of specific race groups, percentage of Americans who say the police in their community treat all races fairly: 49
Source: The Harris Poll.
"Kindness is always fashionable." -- Amelia Barr, novelist
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