Sunday, January 09, 2011

Social Media Revolution

Found this video via 5 Reasons Why Artists Need Social Media & Eye Opening Stats to Back It Up!

Here are a few of the stats from the video (and that other post adapted):

• Right now there are 500 million people of Facebook ... if Facebook was a country it would be 4th largest in the world.
• 300,000 new users sign up for Twitter each day!
• Currently, there are 100 million tweets a day on Twitter
• 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 (really?)
• The fastest growing segment on Facebook is 55-65 year-old females
• The #2 largest search engine in the world is YouTube
• There are over 200,000,000 Blogs
• 78% of consumers trust peer recommendations but only 14% trust advertisement
• More than 1.5 million pieces of content (web links, news stories, blog posts, notes, photos, etc.) are shared on Facebook ... daily.