Social Media Statistics

The world of social media is all around us and can drastically effect your small business. Take a look at these shocking statistics:

  • People spend 700 billion minutes per month on Facebook

  • One in every nine people on Earth is on Facebook ( This number is calculated by dividing the planets 6.94 billion people by Facebook’s 750 million users)

  • Each Facebook user spends on average 15 hours and 33 minutes a month on the site

  • More than 250 million people access Facebook through their mobile devices

  • More than 2.5 million websites have integrated with Facebook

  • 30 billion pieces of content is shared on Facebook each month

  • 300,000 users helped translate Facebook into 70 languages

  • People on Facebook install 20 million “Apps” every day

  • YouTube has 490 million unique users who visit every month (as of February 2011)

  • YouTube generates 92 billion page views per month (These YouTube stats don’t include videos viewed on phones and embedded in websites)

  • Users on YouTube spend a total of 2.9 billion hours per month (326,294 years)

  • Wikipedia hosts 17 million articles

  • Wikipedia authors total over 91,000 contributors

  • People upload 3,000 images to Flickr (the photo sharing social media site) every minute

  • Flickr hosts over 5 billion images

  • 190 million average Tweets per day occur on Twitter (May 2011)

  • Twitter is handling 1.6 billion queries per day

  • Twitter is adding nearly 500,000 users a day

  • Google+ has more than 25 million users

  • Google+ was the fastest social network to reach 10 million users at 16 days (Twitter took 780 days and Facebook 852 days)

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