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Evidence of the social media revolution

Posted on Aug 18th, 2009 by


In case you still needed convincing social media is not a trend, but a revolution:

  • There are over 200,000,000 blogs in the world and 54% of bloggers post content or tweet daily.
  • It took Radio 38 years to reach 50 million users. TV did better: 13 years, the Internet 4 Years and iPod 3 Years. Facebook on the other hand added 100 million users in less than 9 months.
  • Social Media has overtaken porn as the #1 activity on the Web.
  • 80% of all companies use LinkedIn as a primary tool to find employees.
  • The #2 largest search engine in the world is YouTube.
  • Wikipedia has over 13 million articles.
  • Facebook USERS translated the site from English to Spanish via a Wiki in less than 4 weeks and cost Facebook $0.
  • Only 14% of the consumers say they trust advertising, yet 78% will follow a friend’s recommendation. 34% of bloggers post opinions about products & brands.
  • 25% of search results for the World’s Top 20 largest brands are links to user-generated content.
  • More than 1.5 million pieces of content (web links, news stories, blog posts, notes, photos, etc.) are shared on Facebook…daily.

Discovered via O’Conall Street




One Comment to “Evidence of the social media revolution”

  1. Vijaya Kumar says:

    great information,Good post there mate.

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