This video, and the bullet list that follows the video stats, originated from Erik Qualman of Socialnomics.com If you would like to see the sources Erik used to compile the video, please go to article on: Socialnomics.com
I can't say that I agree with all of the non-statistic claims (opinions) on this video. Otherwise, it's pretty thought provoking, and really - - remarkable what Social Media/Networking has offered to online communication.
Here's the question for the Internet savvy, and maybe even the person who rarely uses the Internet: Do we have a choice? Will you be left behind if you don't jump on the Social Media bandwagon? Stay tuned, I will cover more on this topic later.
Stats from Video
Over 50% of the world’s population is under 30-years-old
96% of them have joined a social network
Facebook tops Google for weekly traffic in the U.S.
Social Media has overtaken p-o-r-n 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 over 200 million users in less than a year
iPhone applications hit 1 billion in 9 months.
We don’t have a choice on whether we DO social media, the question is how well we DO it.”
If Facebook were a country it would be the world’s 3rd largest ahead of the United States and only behind China and India
Yet, QQ and Renren dominate China
2009 US Department of Education study revealed that on average, online students out performed those receiving face-to-face instruction
80% of companies use social media for recruitment; % of these using LinkedIn 95%
The fastest growing segment on Facebook is 55-65 year-old females
Ashton Kutcher and Ellen Degeneres (combined) have more Twitter followers than the populations of Ireland, Norway, or Panama. Note I have adjusted the language here after someone pointed out the way it is phrased in the video was difficult to determine if it was combined.
50% of the mobile Internet traffic in the UK is for Facebook…people update anywhere, anytime…imagine what that means for bad customer experiences?
Generation Y and Z consider e-mail passé – some universities have stopped distributing e-mail accounts
Instead they are distributing: eReaders + iPads + Tablets
What happens in Vegas stays on YouTube, Flickr, Twitter, Facebook…
The #2 largest search engine in the world is YouTube
While you watch this 100+ hours of video will be uploaded to YouTube
Wikipedia has over 15 million articles…studies show it’s more accurate than Encyclopedia Britannica…78% of these articles are non-English
There are over 200,000,000 Blogs
Because of the speed in which social media enables communication, word of mouth now becomes world of mouth
If you were paid a $1 for every time an article was posted on Wikipedia you would earn $156.23 per hour
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
Do you like what they are saying about your brand? You better.
People care more about how their social graph ranks products and services than how Google ranks them
78% of consumers trust peer recommendations
Only 14% trust advertisements
Only 18% of traditional TV campaigns generate a positive ROI
90% of people that can TiVo ads do
Kindle eBooks Outsold Paper Books on Christmas
24 of the 25 largest newspapers are experiencing record declines in circulation
60 millions status updates happen on Facebook daily
We no longer search for the news, the news finds us.
We will non longer search for products and services, they will find us via social media
Social Media isn’t a fad, it’s a fundamental shift in the way we communicate
Successful companies in social media act more like Dale Carnegie and less like Mad Men Listening first, selling second
The ROI of social media is that your business will still exist in 5 years
Bonus: comScore indicates that Russia has the most engage social media audience with visitors spending 6.6 hours and viewing 1,307 pages per visitor per month – Vkontakte.ru is the #1 social network