96% of Americans Use Facebook. Every month I read countless research reports and blog posts on interesting social media metrics.
Instead of having them sit on my desk or in a bookmarks folder in my browser, I wanted to pass them along because social media continues to evolve at a rapid clip and it is very easy to lose sight of key metrics or research data that can help make more informed decisions. 92% Social Network Users are on Facebook, 13% are on Twitter. The Pew’s 85-page Internet report places Facebook on a pedestal, high above all other social networking platforms.
Betanews describes the report best “smooches up to the social networking service in just about every conceivable way.” If you look over the Pew report, you can’t help but notice that Facebook has essentially changed how people spend their time online. Pew surveyed 2,255 Americans 18 or older between October 20 and November 28, 2010. Of those surveyed about 1,787 were Internet users and 975 used social networking platforms. A total of those surveyed, 79 percent of Americans have used the Internet. An interesting statistic is the overall age of users is 38 and half of those surveyed are 35 or older. World Map Of Social Networks: Facebook & Twitter. Vincenzo Cosenza has just released the latest edition of his bi-annual World Map of Social Networks, a world map showing the most popular social networks by country.
According to Vinco’s Blog, the data for the map is compiled “according to Alexa & Google Trends for Websites traffic data.” As one can imagine, Facebook is the dominant social network in most parts of the map. But you may be surprised by just how rapidly Facebook is growing. 10 WOW SM Stats- Social Media Statistics 2011. Relevant Social Media Statistics for 2011 1. Over 50% of the world’s population is under 30-years-old 2. In 10 years over 40% of the Fortune 500 will no longer be here 3. Social Media has overtaken porn as the #1 activity on the Web 4. Facebook tops Google for weekly traffic in the U.S. 5. 1 in 5 couples meet online; 3 in 5 gay couples meet online 6. 1 in 5 divorces are blamed on Facebook 7.
Facebook & Twitter Will Soon Replace All Websites. Ok, I apologize for my Armageddon-esque title but results from a study conducted by the National Retail Federation and whole bunch of other people/companies reveal that more and more online shoppers are bypassing websites for Facebook and Twitter, at least in the retail space anyway.
The study, which was based on more than 1,700 online shoppers, revealed some interesting findings re: the use of online shopping, social media, consumers and retailers: 42% of online shoppers “occasionally” follow a store via social media; not quite sure what we can glean from words like “occasionally” but… Of the 42% who do in fact follow a retailer: 58% do so to find deals 49% to stay up to date 39% are in it for the contests & events Overall, nearly 60% of Facebook users have clicked on a link which took them to a retailer’s website compared to… Nearly 70% of Twitter users who have done so Did you hear that? That was the sound of website developers all over the land screaming NOOOO!!!!!! Internet users per time zone (chart)
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The old metrics of volume and instant digital results are no longer good enough. They only tell a part of the story, the tip of the iceberg. ITU- Facts Figures- Internet Stats-2010.pdf. Analysis of Internet Usage Stats-June 2010. Home | Business | Internet Analysis of Internet Usage Statistics: June 09-10 By: Marvist Internet in the past decade grew rapidly and has developed the businesses, economies and societies all over the globe.
New online concepts and technologies are changing the way we work and communicate with each other. These new technologies are changing the way consumers shop and businesses sell their products. Internet Users - Top 20 Countries. Digital Media - Advertising and Marketing in the Digital Age Spending on advertising using digital media channels is continuing to grow in market share despite economic conditions slowing down the growth of overall advertising spending.
In 2014 the advertising sector is focused on the future opportunities offered by multi-screen developments. Countries with Highest Internet Pen. rates. NOTES: (1) Internet Top Penetration Rate Statistics were updated for December 31, 2011. (2) CLICK on each country name for more detailed regional usage information. (3) Demographic (Population) numbers are based on data from the US Census Bureau and local census agencies. (4) Internet usage information comes from data published by Nielsen Online, by the International Telecommunications Union, by GfK, local Regulators and other reliable sources. (5) Literacy rates come from the Unesco Institute for Statistics. (6) For definitions, disclaimers, and navigation help, please refer to the Site Surfing Guide. (7) Information in this site may be cited, giving the due credit to www.internetworldstats.com.
Copyright © 2001 - 2012, Miniwatts Marketing Group. All rights reserved worldwide. Internet users in MENA. Which country has the most internet users in the MENA region?
Of the 17 countries in the Middle East and North Africa, there are some surprising entries near the top. MENA Web Penetration. Internet usage in the Middle East grew 39 percent in 2010, to 86 million people, up from 64 million the previous year, Google’s regional manager for Middle East and North Africa told Arabian Business.
“It’s a significant growth because that’s two million people per month – and the population’s so large that there’s lots of room to grow here,” said Ari Kesisoglu. He said MENA now had 29 percent online penetration. Country rates vary wildly – wealthier states like the UAE, which has a 120 percent rate of mobile phone penetration, and neighboring Qatar will see numbers significantly higher than poor countries like Yemen and developing nations like Egypt, where one DSL line can be responsible for connecting 15 households.
Based on the current figures – and held against Western benchmarks – Kesisoglu estimated that overall penetration in MENA could reach anywhere from 60 to 80 percent, putting it on par with general averages in Europe. MENA Region Internet & SM Stats by Imad. Internet % penetration in MENA region. Social Media in Arab World leading to 2011 Uprisings. Middle East Internet Usage. Middle East and the Effect of the Arab Spring on Telecommunications Report Things had changed in a remarkable way in the Middle East. There are new buildings with the most amazing architecture, new roads, new infrastructure and more and more people connected to FttH. The neighbouring UAE with its well-known capital, Dubai, is now the second ranked FttH country in the world, with penetration above 50%.
Middle East Mobile Voice and Mobile Operators Market Report This Middle East market report covers the mobile telephony and mobile data markets in each of the following countries: Bahrain, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen. World Internet Usage Stats. NOTES: (1) Internet Usage and World Population Statistics are for June 30, 2014. (2) CLICK on each world region name for detailed regional usage information. (3) Demographic (Population) numbers are based on data from the US Census Bureau and local census agencies. (4) Internet usage information comes from data published by Nielsen Online, by the International Telecommunications Union, by GfK, local ICT Regulators and other reliable sources. (5) For definitions, disclaimers, navigation help and methodology, please refer to the Site Surfing Guide. (6) Information in this site may be cited, giving the due credit to www.internetworldstats.com.
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