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May 6, 2010 9:50 PM

A Fascinating Look At The Numbers Behind Social Media

If you're looking for some cool Social Media stats to bulk up a presentation or bring this new media channel to the attention of your superiors, look no further.

Yesterday, Erik Qualman (the author Socialnomics) released an updated version of his very popular YouTube video on Social Media stats titled: Social Media Revolution 2 (Refresh).

Here are some of the more interesting Social Media stats:

  • Facebook tops Google for weekly traffic in the U.S.
  • 1 out of 8 couples married in the U.S. last year met via social media
  • Facebook added over 200 million users in less than a year
  • iPhone applications hit 1 billion in 9 months.
  • The fastest growing segment on Facebook is 55-65 year-old females
  • Generation Y and Z consider email passé - some universities have stopped distributing email accounts
  • The #2 largest search engine in the world is YouTube
  • There are over 200,000,000 Blogs

(hat-tip Avinash Kaushik).

By Mitch Joel