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96% of Americans Use Facebook. Every month I read countless research reports and blog posts on interesting social media metrics.

96% of Americans Use Facebook

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. Below are 30 of the top stats I have seen over the past few months that can help you either sell social media to the higher ups in your company or help you in securing additional resources for your company’s social program. 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.

92% Social Network Users are on Facebook, 13% are on Twitter

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. 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.

World Map Of Social Networks: Facebook & Twitter

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. By comparing the World Map of Social Networks that Cosenza put out this month to previous maps put out in December 2010, June 2010, December 2009 and June 2009, it’s clear that Facebook is quickly taking over, rising above local social networks in all parts of the world. 10 WOW SM Stats- Social Media Statistics 2011. 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.

Facebook & Twitter Will Soon Replace All Websites

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) Number of internet users in China rises to 477 million.

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4 Tools to Measure SM Sentiment. Now is the time to be taking the measuring of Social Sentiment seriously.

4 Tools to Measure SM Sentiment

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.

Analysis of Internet Usage Stats-June 2010

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. The latest statistics from the Internet World Stats state that the population of the world was estimated to be around 6.84 billions in June '10 with a growth rate of 1.14 percent from June '09. Internet Users - Top 20 Countries. Countries with Highest Internet Pen. rates. Internet users in MENA. 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.

MENA Web Penetration

“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.

Middle East Internet Usage

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.

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