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Social Media Statistics (37 Reasons Why It is Bigger Than You Think)

Social Media Statistics (37 Reasons Why It is Bigger Than You Think)

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Published by: Ron Proctor on Nov 25, 2010
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Statistics Show Social Media Is Bigger Than You Think
 Is Social Media a Fad or the biggest shift since the Industrial Revolution?1. This year - 2010 Gen Y will outnumber Baby Boomers«.96% of them have joined a social network2. Social Media has overtaken porn as the #1 activity on the Web3. 1 out of 8 couples married in the U.S. last year met via social media4.Years to Reach 50 millions Users: Radio (38 Years), TV (13 Years), Internet (4 Years), iPod (3 Years)«Facebook added 100 million users in less than 9 months« iPhone applications hit 1billion in 9 months. 5. If Facebook were a country it would be the world¶s 4th largest between the United States andIndonesia (note that Facebook is now creeping up ± recently announced 300 million users) 6. Yet, some sources say China¶s QZone is larger with over 300 million using their services(Facebook¶s ban in China plays into this)7. comScore indicates that Russia has the most engage social media audience with visitors spending 6.6hours and viewing 1,307 pages per visitor per month ± Vkontakte.ru is the #1 social network8. 2009 US Department of Education study revealed that on average, online students out performedthose receiving face-to-face instruction 9. 1 in 6 higher education students are enrolled in online curriculum 10. % of companies using LinkedIn as a primary tool to find employees«.80% 11. The fastest growing segment on Facebook is 55-65 year-old females 12. Ashton Kutcher and Ellen Degeneres (combined) have more Twitter followers than the population of Ireland, Norway, or Panama. 13. 80% of Twitter usage is outside of Twitter«people update anywhere, anytime«imagines what thatmeans for bad customer experiences?14. Generation Y and Z consider e-mail passé«In 2009 Boston College stopped distributing e- mailaddresses to incoming freshmen 15. What happens in Vegas stays on YouTube, Flickr, Twitter, Facebook« 16. The #2 largest search engine in the world is YouTube  17. Wikipedia has over 13 million articles«some studies show it¶s more accurate than EncyclopediaBritannica«78% of these articles are non-English 18. There are over 200,000,000 Blogs 19. 54% = Number of bloggers who post content or tweet daily

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