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Some interesting stats about Social Media

Posted by prof e on July 23, 2010

Facebook passed an important milestone this week…it now has over 500 million users. David Armano at Logic + Emotion posted some interesting stats that were compiled by Marta Kagan, and a few of them are mind-boggling. For example, the population of Facebook. To help you put it in perspective, Facebook’s population lags only behind China and India. Facebook users spend 500 billion minutes on Facebook each month. That is equivalent to just under 1 million years!…each month. And here’s an interesting stat: one-third of women aged 18-34 check Facebook when they first wake up—even before going to the bathroom.

Over at YouTube, 24 hours of video is uploaded every minute. Each day 2 billion of those YouTube video are viewed by people who apparently are taking a short break from updating their fb status.

And no doubt you’ve heard of Twitter. The average number of “tweets” per day is 27 million. It took LeBron James only 7 hours to amass his first 150,000 Twitter followers. Lady Gaga has over 5 million followers, by the way. She celebrated her milestone by posting the following tweet: “Here’s to monsters, music, and 5 million of my closest friends! Cheers! I officially declare this institution ‘Tweeterland'”!

Lady Gaga’s 10 million Facebook “friends” is also a record…and slightly more than the 130 friends that the average Facebook user has. But no one wants to be average… so if you have 130 or fewer friends on Facebook, get out there and get busy. Oh, and if you’re looking for love, you’ll be happy to know that social media is the new place to meet your potential mate. One in six marriages last year were between people who met on social media sites. That’s more than twice the number who met at bars, clubs and other social events combined!

I don’t know about you, but this makes me want to log off and go for a walk!

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