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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