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Social media in numbers

Saturday, September 5th, 2009

Regarding text-based animations depicting the impact of social technologies on our lives, some of my favourites include Did you know by Karl Fisch & Scott Mcleod, We Think by Charles Leadbeater and The Machine is Us/ing Us, Information R/evolution & A Vision of Students Today by Michael Wesch.

Taking presentations to a new level in this way is a powerful way to spread a message. See any of the viewing stats for the aforementioned videos.

Another came out recently along with the Socialnomics book, talking about social media in numbers:

Social Media Revolution

10 interestings statistics from the video:

  1. Social Media has overtaken porn as the #1 activity on the Web.
  2. 1 out of 8 couples married in the U.S. last year met via social media.
  3. 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 1 billion in 9 months.
  4. 2009 US Department of Education study revealed that on average, online students out performed those receiving face-to-face instruction.
  5. The fastest growing segment on Facebook is 55-65 year-old females.
  6. The #2 largest search engine in the world is YouTube.
  7. 25% of search results for the World’s Top 20 largest brands are links to user-generated content.
  8. 34% of bloggers post opinions about products & brands, 78% of consumers trust peer recommendations. Only 14% trust advertisements.
  9. According to Jeff Bezos 35% of book sales on Amazon are for the Kindle when available.
  10. More than 1.5 million pieces of content (web links, news stories, blog posts, notes, photos, etc.) are shared on Facebook…daily.

Exciting times.