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:
10 interestings statistics from the video:
- Social Media has overtaken porn as the #1 activity on the Web.
- 1 out of 8 couples married in the U.S. last year met via social media.
- 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.
- 2009 US Department of Education study revealed that on average, online students out performed those receiving face-to-face instruction.
- The fastest growing segment on Facebook is 55-65 year-old females.
- The #2 largest search engine in the world is YouTube.
- 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, 78% of consumers trust peer recommendations. Only 14% trust advertisements.
- According to Jeff Bezos 35% of book sales on Amazon are for the Kindle when available.
- More than 1.5 million pieces of content (web links, news stories, blog posts, notes, photos, etc.) are shared on Facebook…daily.