We don’t have a choice on whether we DO social media, the question is how well we DO it,” – Erik Qualman
Facebook 3rd Largest Country in the World
In the beginning of 2009, Mark Zuckerberg (founder of Facebook) proudly stated that if Facebook was a country it would be the 8th largest country in the world. As of 2010? It would stand as the third largest country in the world, right behind China & India and ahead of the United States.
Growth of Social Media Video
It wasn’t long ago that Social Media made big news when it overtook Email in terms of online activity. Now, it is the #1 activity online and it continues to grow at a rapid pace both in the United States and around the world. The video below is a follow up to a the first Did You Know Socialnomics Video that quickly went viral due to all the fascinating statistics about the growth of social media. It has a lot of fascinating statistics.
Watch the video and tell us what statistics wowed you the most in the comment section below!
Sorry – The video was made “private” due to copyright issues socialnomics is having. But please do check out the LATEST socialnomics video here!
Some Social Media Statistics
- More than half the population is under 30
- 96% of Millennials have joined a social network
- Facebook has more internet traffic than Google.
- YouTube is the second largest search engine in the world.
- Amazon sold more e-books for the Kindle than physical books on Christmas
- 25% of search results for the World’s Top 20 largest brands are links to user-generated content
- 34% of bloggers post opinions about products & brands
- If you were paid $1 for each posted Wikipedia article, you’d make $1,712.32 per hour!
- 80% of companies use social media for recruitment
- Social Media is the #1 activity on the web.
Social Media’s Influence on Culture
There is no doubt that social media is increasingly becoming a huge part of our daily lives. Facebook records 60 million status updates that inform people of what friends are doing. Twitter records 50 million tweets a day (source: twitter) and a large number of that is news from around the world. We no longer search for news, the news simply finds us. Also everything on the web is becoming personalized. With the amount of social information now available via the networks, both self-declared or deduced from connections within the networks, – everything from advertising to news is becoming customized to the user whether we like it or not.
When was the last time you were online and saw ads for something you were just looking at yesterday? It’s not coincidence.
How many sites have you been on where you see a Facebook “like” feature and pictures of your friends who also like the site or bought something? (like clean cut media!)
- Please Comment below with your thoughts on the video
- What statistics jumped out at you the most?
- What are your thoughts about what part social media will play in our lives?