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The Science of Economic Bubbles and Busts. It has all the makings of a classic B movie scene.

The Science of Economic Bubbles and Busts

A gunman puts a pistol to the victim’s forehead, and the screen fades to black before a loud bang is heard. A forensic specialist who traces the bullet’s trajectory would see it traversing the brain’s prefrontal cortex—a central site for processing decisions. The few survivors of usually fatal injuries to this brain region should not be surprised to find their personalities dramatically altered. In one of the most cited case histories in all of neurology, Phineas Gage, a 19th-century railroad worker, had his prefrontal cortex penetrated by an iron rod; he lived to tell the tale but could no longer make sensible decisions. Cocaine addicts may actually self-inflict similar damage.

Even people who do not use illicit drugs or get shot in the head have to contend with the Select an option below: Customer Sign In *You must have purchased this issue or have a qualifying subscription to access this content. 28 Awesome B2B Social Media Statistics. Below are a collection of B2B social media statistics collected from various sources covering a wide range of topics.

28 Awesome B2B Social Media Statistics

We hope you enjoy digging into the numbers. If you have any other interesting stats, please add them in the comments and include the source with link. Usage: 86% of B2B firms are using social, compared to 82% of B2C. (Source)B2B firms aren’t as active in their social media activity with only 32% engaging on a daily basis compared with 52% of B2C firms. Forecasts: Annual growth in US B2B online marketing spend is forecast at 8% in 2010 and is set to reach 14% by 2012. Executive Interest: 36% of B2B execs surveyed said there was low executive interest in social media in their company, compared with 9% of B2C marketers who said the same. Focus: According to an eMarketer study, B2B online marketers focus on lead generation (38%), retention (34%) and awareness (28%).

Channels: Measurement: 20+ more mind-blowing social media statistics. The social media statistics I posted a few weeks ago seemed to strike a chord amongst the digital community, especially in highlighting just how big an issue this particular area of online currently is.

20+ more mind-blowing social media statistics

So I’m happy to say that I’ve trawled around the internet to bring you some more snippets of useful data and awesome figures. As before, all this information is likely to be out of date in six months or so – but until then, they’re reasonably recent facts and once again I feel they demonstrate the meteoric rise and importance of this rapidly evolving area of online. In no particular order: Social networks and blogs are the 4th most popular online activities online, including beating personal email. 67% of global users visit member communities and 10% of all time spent on the internet is on social media sites. If Facebook were a country, it would be the fourth most populated place in the world. *Thanks to SEW for the b/g inspiration.

20 + mind-blowing social media statistics. Social media remains the hot topic of the digital world and I often get asked about the various statistics involved.

20 + mind-blowing social media statistics

This in itself is fairly difficult, as this particular online sphere is constantly shifting, evolving and growing at an astronomical rate. But I’ve pulled together some interesting (and hopefully useful) data for a couple of the bigger players in the market... Bear in mind that these are relatively recent figures – in a few months time (or even less) a lot of it is likely to be obsolete - but for now, I think they’re a great way of demonstrating the impact that social media is having in the digital landscape.

YouTube If YouTube were a country, it would be the third most-populated place in the world.20 hours-worth of video is uploaded to the site every single minute.comScore recently announced that the site had surpassed 100m viewers in the USA alone. Facebook According to Facebook’s internal statistics: