Facts & Figures: 10 Interesting Social Media Facts

Did you know that Facebook is now over 11 years old? It’s all grown up and still leading the social media pack. With a host of interesting statistics, social media is constantly changing and evolving. Here’s some fun facts.

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  1. There are 7.2 billion people on the planet, just over 3 billion active Internet users, and nearly 2.1 billion people with social media accounts.
  2. 47% of all Internet users are on Facebook.
  3. Direct uploads of user videos to Facebook now exceed YouTube.
  4. There are more than 500 million tweets sent out each day by the platforms 284 million active users.
  5. The +1 button introduced by Google+ is hit more than 5 billion times each day.
  6. 53% of internet users aged 18-29 use Instagram.
  7. 88% of Pinterest users (80% of whom are female) purchase a product they pinned.
  8. LinkedIn had $643 million in total revenue at the end of 2014, a growth rate of 44% over the previous period.
  9. Snapchat has been valued at close to $20 billion.
  10. Social networks will earn $8.3 billion from advertising in 2015.

Do you still think social has no value for business?

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