Monday, June 27, 2011

Social Media—The mind-boggling facts and an equally mind-boggling must-see video.

Here are some mind-boggling facts about social media usage today followed by a link to a video you must see about our changing world. 

Did you know?
  •  1 in 5 couples now meet online
  • Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber and Britney Spears together have more Twitter followers than the entire populations of Sweden, Israel, Greece, Chile, North Korea and Australia
  • If were made into a book, it would be 2.25 million pages long and would take about 123 years to read
  • Social media has overtaken pornography as the top activity on the Internet
  • An education study revealed that online students out performed those receiving face-to-face instruction
  • Kids in kindergarten now are starting to learn on iPads, not chalkboards
  • Facebook tops Google in weekly U.S. traffic, and if the social networking site were a country, it would be the third-largest behind China and India
  • 69 percent of parents are "friends" with their children on social networks
  • A new member joins LinkedIn every second
  • Gen Y and Gen X consider e-mail so  passé that some universities have even stopped distributing e-mail accounts
  • In April 2011, E-book sales surpassed print  book sales in all categories.  February 2011 ebook sales were 202.3% higher than in February 2010.
  • A baby in Egypt has been named Facebook to honor the social networking site's role in the country's revolution
  • Groupon will reach $1 billion in sales faster than any company in history
  • 24 hours of video is uploaded to YouTube every minute
  • The average kids receives their first cell phone by age 8
  • 42% use their phone primarily for texting
  • 31% of teens send and receive more than 100 messages per day or more than 3,000 messages a month.
  • 15% of teens who are texters send more than 200 texts a day, or more than 6,000 texts a month.
  • Boys typically send and receive 30 texts a day; girls typically send and receive 80 messages per day.
  • Older girls who text are the most active, with 14-17 year-old girls typically sending 100 or more messages a day or more than 3,000 texts a month.

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