Wake Up and Smell the [Social] Roses!

Twenty percent of colleges now use social networking sites to gather information about applicants. What you write now, what you’ve written in the past, what you write in the future—no matter where online you write it—is a permanent record and is your reputation.

Nielsen Online shows that social networks and blogs are now the 4th most popular online activity ahead of personal email.

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.

150 million people around the world are now actively using Facebook and almost half of them are using Facebook every day. This includes people in every continent—even Antarctica. If Facebook were a country, it would be the eighth most populated in the world, just ahead of Japan, Russia and Nigeria.

LinkedIn has over 36 million members and is adding them at a rate of about one member per second. According to ComScore, it’s gone from about 3.6 million unique monthly visitors a year ago to 7.7 million today, Adage, March 2.

Twitter has come to the centre of the stage in a very short span of time. Its phenomenal success can be estimated from the fact that the proportion of marketers using Twitter as a part of their marketing strategy has grown from 3% to 49%. Dell announced that Twitter had driven sales worth $3 million for the organization within two years. Econsultancy.com

Over the past twelve months, Twitter’s year-on-year growth rate has broken the 1000% barrier. Econsultancy.com

The company holds exact numbers close to their chest, but it’s estimated that Twitter currently has between 6 – 10m global users and this is growing rapidly. Econsultancy.com

1,000,000,000,000 (one trillion)
– approximate number of unique URLs in Google’s index (source)

684,000,000 – the number of visitors to Wikipedia in the last year

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