Facebook, Internet & Twitter Stats
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. 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. 96% of Americans Use Facebook
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. 92% Social Network Users are on Facebook, 13% are on 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. 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. With each new map, the blue areas become more and more dominant and, in fact, every six months more and more social networks drop off of the map altogether. World Map Of Social Networks: Facebook & Twitter
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. 10 WOW SM Stats- Social Media Statistics 2011
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 Facebook & Twitter Will Soon Replace All Websites
Posted in Tech blog on May 19th, 2011 by Pingdom We know that there are approximately two billion Internet users in the world, but how are they distributed? More specifically, how are they spread over the world’s time zones? Internet users per time zone (chart)
Number of internet users in China rises to 477 million
Now is the time to be taking the measuring of Social Sentiment seriously. 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. Influence, awareness and measurement of conversation are becoming more and more important with the rise of the social web. STAT 1. 53% of people on Twitter recommend companies and/or products in their Tweets, with 48% of them delivering on their intention to buy the product. 4 Tools to Measure SM Sentiment
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.
Digital Media - Advertising and Marketing in the Digital Age Internet advertising is expected to grow by around 18% in 2012; Microsoft is revitalising its online advertising offerings via partnerships; online advertising accounts for nearly 17% of global advertising spend across all mediums. An overview and analysis of Digital Media marketing with a focus on two of the key digital advertising platforms, Internet and Mobile.Digital Telecommunications - The Dynamic Digital Economy A positive outcome from the financial crisis was that it resulted in global attention turning to new infrastructure developments; facilitating a unique opportunity to grow the digital economy further. In June 2011 the OECD highlighted that the strength and dynamism of the Internet depends on its ease of access to high speed networks, openness, and on user confidence.
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.
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. All data is sourced by Internet World Stats, with internet usage data published by Nielsen Online, ITI and other sources. 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. “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.
MENA Region Internet & SM Stats by Imad
Internet % penetration in MENA region
Social Media in Arab World leading to 2011 Uprisings
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. Middle East Telecoms, Internet, Broadband and Mobile statistics (tables only) Telecommunications Report In the Middle Eastern region telecommunications infrastructure varies from very advanced to very rudimentary. Middle East Internet Usage
NOTES: (1) Internet Usage and World Population Statistics are for June 30, 2012. (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. Copyright © 2001 - 2013, Miniwatts Marketing Group. All rights reserved worldwide.