Dec 19, 2012

YouTube Rewind 2012 - Year in Review

YouTube Rewind 2012 has arrived and if you can bear through the Gangnam (Rewind YouTube) Style, it is pretty funny. Reviewing the top 10 videos of the year based on views, shares, searches, parodies, remixes and responses, find all the videos on

News on YouTube is huge! 2012 highlights in the infographic below, from the official YouTube blog.


Dec 9, 2012

Social Media Revolution 4 - Infographic 2012

Erik Qualman has produced his annual statistical infographic video on social media and the web.
Saw a few stats from last year, but I am very glad the Fat Boy Slim sound track has been kept.

Cannot wait for what next year has in stall for the internet:
  • 1 Billion “strong” on Facebook – 3rd largest country in the world.
  • Over 50% of the world’s population is under 30 years old.
  • Each day 20% of Google searches have never been searched before.
  • In 10 years, over 40% of the Fortune 500 will no longer exist.
  • Social Media is the number 1 activity on the web – yet Twitter, Facebook, Youtube and Google are not welcome in China.
  • “What happens in Vegas stays on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube.”
  • The Ford Explorer launch on Facebook generated more traffic than a Super Bowl ad.
  • 1 in 5 couple meet online.
  • 3 in 5 gay couples meet online.
  • 1 in 5 divorces are blamed on Facebook.
  • Kindergartens are learning on tablets, not chalkboards.
  • 69% of parents are “friends’ with their kids on Social Media.
  • 92% of children under age 2, have a digital shadow.
  • Linked – a new member joins every 2 seconds.
  • Social gamers will buy $6 billion in virtual goods in 2013 – moviegoers only 2.5 billion in real goods (scary!).
  • YouTube is the second largest search engine in the world.
  • Every minute, 72 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube.
  • If Wikipedia were a book, it would be 2.25 million pages long.
  • 97% of Pinterst fans are woman!
  • 53% of people on twitter recommend products in their tweets.
  • 90% of consumers trust peer recommendations.
  • “Socialnomics" = Word of Mouth on Digital Steroids” – Erik Qualman.
  • New Yorkers received tweets about the east coast earthquake 30 seconds before they felt it.
  • We will no longer search for products and services… they will find us via social media – 93% of markers use social media for business.
  • The ROI of social media is that your business will still exist in 5 years.
  • Word of Mouth becomes World of Mouth.
  • Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber and Katy Perry have more Twitter followers than the entire populations of countries like, South Africa, Germany, Argentina, Canada and Turkey.
  • Babies in Egypt have been names Facebook and Twitter (that's crazy!).

Previous Social Media Revolution videos.

Dec 6, 2012

Internet Explorer 10 - IE Sucks

Internet Explorer, somewhat of a sincere angle on this video for the release of IE10. Not bad at all.