Our tech-enabled society is changing at the speed of a megabyte. In 2000, just 43 percent of American adults used the Internet. Now, 87 percent of us surf the Net, according to the Pew Research Center. Globally, 2.9 billion people are connected to the Internet. That’s over 30 percent of the world’s population. In just one Internet minute, we send 200 million emails, perform 4.1 million Google searches, share 3.3 million Facebook items, send 433,000 Tweets, download 195,000 apps, and upload 100 hours of YouTube content.
Growing Together was the theme of this year’s National Postal Forum held in Anaheim, California, May 17-20, 2015. As the Postmaster General, Megan Brennan, stated in her welcome letter to the attendees, “As our industry adapts to an increasingly digital world, growth strategies depend on sharing and rapidly adopting best practices, especially with regard to data and technology use. That’s why the Forum plays such an important role in spurring growth in our industry.”