Erik Qualman, blogger, speaker and author of bestselling book “Socialnomics: How social media transforms the way we live and do business,” produced a new, snappy video with some eye-opening stats on the rise of social media. The video could be a great tool for trainings to illuminate the rise of social media and spark discussion on how social media could be harnessed to advance social change. Also, it is a great video to share with friends and family that are still reluctant to join a social network, or just build a list of surprising facts for your dinner conversations (see the interesting list below).
Check out the video and the nice use of Fat Boy Slim’s music (you can also see his original social media stats video from last summer).
My 10 Favorite Stats from Video from Qualman’s blog (sources cited there)
- Over 50% of the world’s population is under 30-years-old
- 96% of them have joined a social network
- Social Media has overtaken porn as the #1 activity on the Web
- 1 out of 8 couples married in the U.S. last year met via social media
- Years to Reach 50 millions Users: Radio (38 Years), TV (13 Years), Internet (4 Years), iPod (3 Years)…
- If Facebook were a country it would be the world’s 3rd largest ahead of the United States and only behind China and India
- 2009 US Department of Education study revealed that on average, online students out performed those receiving face-to-face instruction
- What happens in Vegas stays on YouTube, Flickr, Twitter, Facebook…
- While you watch the video above, 100+ hours of video will be uploaded to YouTube
- 60 millions status updates happen on Facebook daily