Monday, January 12, 2009

Social Media Data in Flight and at Rest

Adam Singer over at the TheFutureBuzz blog has published 49 statictics on social media usage - you thought he may have striven to find one more to round it out to 50! He remarks that

As our digital and physical lives blur further, the Internet has become the information hub where people spend a majority of their time learning, playing and communicating with others globally.

Sometimes it is easy to get lose sight of just how staggering the numbers are of people collaborating, researching, and interacting on the web.

Some of the notable statistics include

  • 1,000,000,000,000 (one trillion) - approximate number of unique URLs in Google’s index
  • 2,000,000,000 (two billion) - very rough number of Google searches daily
  • 684,000,000 - the number of visitors to Wikipedia in the last year
  • 112,486,327 - number of views the most viewed video on YouTube has (January, 2009)
  • 133,000,000 - number of blogs indexed by Technorati since 2002
  • 1,111,991,000 - number of Tweets to date (see an up to the minute count here)
  • 150,000,000 - number of active Facebook users
  • 700,000,000 - number of photos added to Facebook monthly

My personal favourite is that it would take someone just over 412 years take to view all the content on YouTube that was available in March 2008. By now, you can probably add a few more centuries.

2 comments:

Adam Singer said...

Sometimes odd numbers are stickier than even numbers ;)

Dr. Luke O'Connor said...

yes yes, perhaps 49 sticks beter than 50, and perhaps 51 even better. Great stats!