Monday, 16 March 2015

social networking facts

 I pulled together a list of facts about Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest and a whole slew of other social media platforms.
I thought you might find the data and information helpful, perhaps in a blog post, SlideShare deck or speech of your own. With that in mind, what follows are 50 interesting facts about social media that might surprise you.
  • In the three minutes it takes you to read this blog post, 300 hours of video will be uploaded to YouTube. 
  • 44 percent of users on Twitter have never sent a tweet.
  • Facebook owns a massive number of anti-Facebook domains, including IHateTheFacebookLikeButton.com. 
  • 74% of online adults use social networking sites.
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  • If Wikipedia were a book it would be more than two billion pages.
  • LinkedIn has a lower percentage of active users than Pinterest, Google+, Twitter and Facebook. 
  • People are spending 1 out of every 7 minutes on Facebook when online. 
  • 80% of all Pinterest pins are actually repins.
  • The average user of a social networking site has more close ties and is half as likely to be socially isolated as the average American.
  • It took radio 38 years to reach 50 million users; Facebook added over 200 million users in less than a year. 
  • 74% of consumers rely on social media to influence their purchasing decisions
Facebook Engagement
  • If Facebook were a country, it would be the third largest in the world.
  • Facebook users typically are spending 10.5 billion minutes (almost 20,000 years) on the social network. And, that’s excluding mobile devices. 
  • Every minute, Tumblr owners publish approximately 27,778 new blog posts.
  • Mothers with children under the age of 5 are the most active on social media
  • 1 in 5 new couples met online.
  • There are 1 billion “likes” daily on Instagram.
  • 71% of consumers that receive a quick brand response on social media are likely to recommend that brand to others. 
  • Social media has overtaken porn as the #1 activity on the web.
  • In the first 24 hours after launching its video-sharing capabilities, Instagram users uploaded 5 million videos. 
  • The majority of people in one survey said they don’t believe Facebook ads are trustworthy. 
  • 189 million Facebook’s users are ‘mobile only.’
  • Every second, 2 new members join LinkedIn.
  • YouTube has more than a billion unique users per month which equates to nearly half of all internet users. 
  • 53% of millennials would rather lose their sense of smell than their technology. 
  • Facebook users watch more than 500 years’ worth of YouTube video every day. 
  • 97% of all consumers search for local businesses online.
  • There are over 10 million Facebook apps.
  • Food is the top category on Pinterest, making up 57% of discussions.
  • 500 new Facebook accounts are added every minute. 
  • LinkedIn has over 3 million company pages with over 1 billion endorsements
  • Emails with social sharing buttons increase click-through rates by 158%.
  • 50,000 links are shared every minute on Facebook.
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  • The “like” button is clicked 3,125,000 times every minute on Facebook
  • 1 in 5 divorces involve social media
  • Twitter handles more search queries per month than Bing and Yahoo combined.
  • There are 684,478 pieces of content shared on Facebook, 3,600 new photos on Instagram; and 2,083 check-ins on Foursquare during every minute of every day.
  • As of June 2014, Facebook drove 23.39% of internet traffic.
  • 90% of consumers trust peer recommendations; only 14% trust advertisements.
  • Social media accounts for more than one in every four minute.
  • People are spending 1 out of every 7 minutes on Facebook when online. Facebook users typically are spending 10.5 billion minutes (almost 20,000 years) on the social network. And, that’s excluding mobile devices. 
  • Each minute, 243,055.5 photos are uploaded to Facebook
  • YouTube has over 1 billion unique visitors per month.
  • Each minute, 150,000 messages are sent on Facebook.
  • 43% of online adults over the age of 65 use social networking sites.
  • “Selfie” is now a word in Webster
  • Users send out 58 million tweets per day, with 9,100 happening every second. However, there are 222 million Twitters who just watch other people’s tweets.
  • 93% of shopper’s buying decisions are influenced by social media.
  • 93% of marketers use social media for business; only 9% of marketing companies have full time bloggers.