Between liking your friend's post on Facebook, updating your Twitter status, playing Angry Birds, e-mailing your latest Retro Camera photo, commenting on a Reddit story, reviewing the newest restaurant on Yelp and judging your friend's latest "Draw Something" creation, we're guessing you don't have a whole lot of time to wait for a webpage to load. In fact, we're guessing you have almost NO patience for a webpage to load. Turns out, we're right: 1/4 of folks will abandon a web page that takes more than 4 seconds to load. In other words, technology is making us obsessed with speed and unable (or unwilling) to wait for anything that isn't extremely fast.
Here are a few other key facts presented in the infographic below:
- 4/ 10ths of a second slower in search results would reduce the number of Google searches by 8,000,000 a day.
- 50% of mobile users abandon a page if it doesn't load in 10 seconds.
- $1.6 billion could be lost by Amazon due to a 1 second web delay.
- 1/2 of folks would not return to a restaurant that kept them waiting.