Here is an interesting video on YouTube that shows the boom in social media in 2011. As we approach 2012, the social media are likely to grow even more rapidly, including the mobile social media.
Some staggering data regarding social media engagement are:
- Facebook is the most visited website in the world
- 11% of the world population use Facebook
- There are more Facebook users than vehicles in the world!
- 30 billion pieces of content are shared on Facebook each month
- There are about 150,000,000 tweets in Twitter each day
- Average tweet is only 40 characters long
- 35 hours of videos are uploaded on YouTube every minute
- 3500 photos uploaded every second on Flickr
- Every executive of fortune 500 company is listed on LinkedIn
- 60% admit they are using mobile devices even in bathroom!
- Women are more active than men on social media