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Dec 18 2011

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Still Think Social Media is a Fad?

social mediaCheck out these astounding statistics that suggest that social media might be the biggest shift in the way we live our lives since the industrial revolution.

  • 1 in 5 divorces is blamed on Facebook.
  • 50% of the world’s population is under 30. 96% of Millennials have joined a social network.
  • More than 2.5 million websites have integrated with Facebook.
  • 80% of companies use social media for recruitment, 95% use LinkedIn
  • Social Media has overtaken porn as the #1 online activity.
  • Generation Y and Z consider email passe.
  • In 10 years over 40% of the Fortune 500 will no longer be here.
  • Facebook is now the 3rd largest country in the world, and more than twice as large as the population of the United States.
  • Google+ was the fastest social network to reach 10 million users at 16 days (Twitter took 780 days and Facebook 852 days).

This is an update of the 2009 social media video by Eric Qualman, author of Socialnomics.social media

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Sources: http://www.socialnomics.net/2011/07/05/social-media-videos-2011/http://www.jeffbullas.com/2011/09/02/20-stunning-social-media-statistics/http://www.socialnomics.net/2011/06/07/10-wow-social-media-statistics/

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  1. William

    Ahh, Facebook…never before have so many people wasted time so efficiently!

    I agree, though…these days, your business definitely needs a website and very likely needs a Facebook page.
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  2. Carla

    Really fascinating stats. Wow, the world is changing so quickly — the Internet is taking over!
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  3. Mindy Koch

    I love the socialnomics videos. I agree – anyone who thinks social media is a fad is truly out of touch with how revolutionary social media is. Social media is HUGE!
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  4. Xanae @ seo reseller

    Social Media is one of the fastest way to communicate with other people all over the world. Thus, I agree that these social networking sites really changed the way people live.

  5. Mary Glen

    Fascinating. I guess many of us somehow know that social networking is a big deal. But it takes some juicy statistics to really drive the point home. Thanks for collecting and sharing these Susan.
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  6. Sally K Witt, Social Media and Ministry

    How funny. I have had people resist getting into social networking and social media for years.

  7. SEO Internet Marketing

    Nice and very informative. This stat tells something.

  8. Denise Sonnenberg

    You wonder where this will all lead to. Just like the housing bubble at a certain point there can be no more growth because there just aren’t enough people to keep saturating the market.

    It will be interesting to see what happens this year.
    Happy New Year.
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  9. Lindy

    Amazing statistics! FB is the “third largest country in the world!”

  10. Youlanda

    Sweet write, nice page template, stick to the good work

  11. Giuseppe

    Visited your site through Reddit. You already know I will be signing up to your rss feed.

  12. zquiet

    It’s truly a nice and useful piece of info. I’m happy that you shared this useful info with us.
    Please keep us informed like this. Thank you for sharing.
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