Forrester predicts huge growth for social media marketing.
9 out of 10 25-34-year-old UK Internet users visited a social networking site in May 2009.
Time spent on social networks is growing at 3x the overall Internet rate.
More than 120 million users log on to Facebook at least once a day!
While 14% people trust ads, 76% of people trust consumer recommendations (interesting).
Analysts predict FB members will cross 500 million mark by 2011!
Facebook is the 3rd most trafficked website in the world.
Facebook is the largest photo-sharing platform With over 1 billion photos.
The fastest growing demographic on FB is those 35-years-old and older.
More than 70% of Facebook users are outside the United States!
Twitter is the fastest growing social network in the world, increasing by 1,928% from June 2008 to Jun 2009.
Twitter reached the 50 million unique visitor mark in July 2009.
If Twitter’s current growth rate keeps up, they could be at 100 million members by the end of 2010.
1 out of 8 couples married in the U.S. last year met via social media.
Social networking sites are officially the most popular sites ahead of porn sites.
3 out Of 4 Americans use social technology.
2/3 of the global Internet population has visited social networks.
Visiting social sites is now the 4th most popular online activity, ahead of personal e-mail.
54% of bloggers post content or tweet daily.
If Facebook were a country, it would be the world’s forth largest after US.
China’s Qzone has more than 300 million using their services.
80% of companies are using LinkedIn as their primary tool to find employees.
Ashton Kutcher and Ellen DeGeneres have more followers than the entire population of Ireland, Norway and Panama.
80% of Twitter usage is on mobile devices. People update anywhere anytime.
67 million Americans used online social networks in an average month during 2008.
Average person is exposed to 3000 advertising messages/day.
34% post opinions about products and brands on their blogs.
36% think more positively about companies that have blogs.
32% trust blogger’s opinion on products and service.
93% believe a company should have a presence in social media.
5,000,000,000 – The number of minutes spent on Facebook each day.
3,600,000,000 – The number of photos archived on Flickr as of June 2009.
1,000,000,000 – The amount of articles shared on Facebook each week.
3,000,000 – The average number of tweets per day on Twitter.
13,000,000 – The number of articles available on Wikipedia.
100,000,000 – The number of YouTube videos viewed per day.
1382% – The monthly growth rate of Twitter users from January to February 2009.
Time spent on social networks is 10% of all Internet time.
412.4 years – The length of time it would take to view every YouTube video.
13 hours – The amount of video uploaded to YouTube every minute.