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.

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