2012-2013 Video on Social Media Statistics

Last year I wrote an article about Social Media is NOT a FAD. It’s nice to see latest stats that validates what I wrote about a year ago! This updated video provides phenomenal, a certain WOW factor, and should get the Novices on board as quickly as possible; so here are the take away points to make you reconsider using Social Media (if you haven’t started, or need help using it right):

  • 0ver 50% of world’s population is under 30
  • 96% of millennials have joined a social network
  • FaceBook tops Google for weekly traffic in the US
  • Social Media as overtaken pornography at the #1 activity on the Web
  • 1 out of 8 couples married in the U.S. met via social media
  • 80% of companies use Social Media for recruitment
  • % of these using LinkedIn…95%
  • Fastest growing segment on FaceBook are 55-65 year old females
Years to Reach 50 Million Users

Þ    Radio 38 years

Þ    TV 13 years

Þ    Internet 4 years

Þ    iPod 3 years

Þ    In less than a year, FaceBook added over 200 million Users

There are additional, insightful statistics in this video and I highly recommend that you watch it!

source: http://www.youtube.com/user/TheTotalprofit?feature=watch

“We don’t have a choice on whether we DO Social Media, the question is, How well we DO it.”              Erik Qualman