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Still Think Social Media Is A Fad?

A recurring topic seems to be whether or not social media is a fad.  Personally, I’d like to think that we’re past having to justify whether or not social media will disappear any time soon.  But then I interact with my circle of family and friends that aren’t marketers or involved with social media beyond possibly looking at friends photos on Facebook and I realize that social media is still an unknown for many.  Do you experience the same frustrations?  Are you constantly justifying why people log into Twitter to tell the world what they had for dinner?

Well, Eric Qualman, author of Socialnomics (affiliate link), is back with a follow up to his original “Social Media Revolution” video and he has some new stats to share in this video.  Did you know that:

  • Facebook tops Google for weekly traffic in the U.S.
  • 1 out of 8 couples married in the U.S. met via social media
  • If Facebook were a country it would be the world’s 3rd largest country behind China and India.
  • In the time it takes to watch the below video, there will be over 100+ hours of video uploaded to YouTube
  • There are over 60 million status updates on Facebook daily
  • To reach 50 million users it took radio 38 years, TV 13 years, Internet 4 years and the iPod 3 years.  Pretty remarkable huh? It took Facebook less than a year to add 200 million users.

These are just a few of the many stats that Eric shares in this refreshed video:

How do you prove to others that social media isn’t a fad?

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  • http://twitter.com/justinlevy justinlevy

    Still think social media is a fad? http://bit.ly/bvuFE9

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  • http://twitter.com/thgbusiness thgbusiness

    Still Think Social Media Is A Fad?: http://url4.eu/3L9Lm

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  • http://twitter.com/jlevymedia jlevymedia

    Still Think Social Media Is A Fad? http://bit.ly/dl29Ad

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  • http://twitter.com/NancyMyrland NancyMyrland

    No, I don’t. RT @justinlevy: Still think social media is a fad? http://bit.ly/bvuFE9

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  • http://twitter.com/pastdue pastdue

    RE: @justinlevy It is mind boggling Justin. But you’re right, I get around my family and friends and they have no clu… http://disq.us/dmi27

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  • http://twitter.com/pingmicro pingmicro

    Still Think Social Media Is A Fad? http://goo.gl/fb/88LFv http://j.mp/KnowMore

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  • http://twitter.com/jlevymedia jlevymedia

    Still Think Social Media Is A Fad? http://j.mp/bvuFE9

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  • http://twitter.com/sfsmjobshoot sfsmjobshoot

    Still Think Social Media Is A Fad? http://bit.ly/bQWaDX #news #socialmedia

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  • http://twitter.com/sfsocialmedia sfsocialmedia

    Still Think Social Media Is A Fad? http://bit.ly/bQWaDX #news #socialmedia

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  • http://coachradio.tv/ Justin Lukasavige

    It is mind boggling Justin. But you're right, I get around my family and friends and they have no clue what's out there. It's coming and we're preparing best we can.

  • http://www.twitter.com/markketing Mark Gillard

    Great post. Especially like the stat that 1 out of 8 married couples met via social media! That's incredible. Enjoyed the powerful video as well.

    Mark

  • http://twitter.com/justinlevy justinlevy

    Are there really folks that think social media is a fad? http://bit.ly/bvuFE9

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  • http://twitter.com/eliwhit eliwhit

    saw this video in class, amazing stats RT @justinlevy Are there really folks that think social media is a fad? http://bit.ly/bvuFE9

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  • http://twitter.com/HarvardSocial HarvardSocial

    No. The term may be fad (“world wide web”&”webmaster” not used much now – semantics? RT @justinlevy Social media a fad? http://bit.ly/bvuFE9

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  • http://www.mikestenger.com Mike Stenger

    Thanks for posting this video Justin, finally got around to watching it. Amazing stats huh?

    In my opinion, to prove to others that social media isn't a fad is to show them not only stats and information but real life case studies. If they still don't get it after providing clear, precise information, don't push push push. That'll just turn them off.

  • http://www.seoconsult.co.uk Jack

    I think most of the people do not know about the information you have shared in this post…great post.

  • http://twitter.com/ambercleveland ambercleveland

    Still think Social Media is just a Fad http://dld.bz/dVYS via @JustinLevy

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  • http://twitter.com/askoli askoli

    Still Think Social Media Is A Fad? http://bit.ly/at4wzw Social media is still an unknown for many.

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  • http://twitter.com/devseo devseo

    Still Think Social Media Is A Fad? – http://su.pr/1fI4Df

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