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  • The average amount of time per day that American's spend on Facebook is 40 minutes.
  • The most liked person on Facebook is Shakira with over 100 million likes
  • Thirty percent of Facebook users ONLY login from a mobile device
  • Facebook has 1.317 billion monthly active users
  • Fifty-six percent of phones in the United States are smartphones.
  • Seventy-six percent of Facebook users login once a day.
  • The United Kingdom has the greatest percentage of population using Facebook.
  • If Wikipedia were a book it would be more than two billion pages.
  • On the day Twitter launched, there were a total of 224 tweets sent. In 2012, approximately 175 million tweets were sent each day.
  • If Twitter was a country, it would have the fourth largest population in the world.
  • According to Experian Hitwise, “Facebook” was the most searched term in 2012, making it the fourth year in a row that the social networking platform topped the most searched list.
  • Social media accounts for more than one in every four minutes spent online.
  • In 2010, NASA astronaut T.J. Creamer was the first person to tweet from space.
  • Filipinos are the world's most active social media users, with over 75% of the active online population using social media, compared with the global average of just over 50%.
  • The 10 billionth tweet was posted in March 2010.
  • There are over 819 million users accessing Facebook through mobile devices.
  • Ninety-two percent of companies use social media as a recruitment tool. Of those, 93 percent use LinkedIn.
  • YouTube is the second largest search engine in the world.
  • Members of LinkedIn come from more than 200 countries and represent every continent.
  • Eighty-four percent of Twitter usage is on mobile devices.
  • There are more than two billion searches on Twitter every day.
  • The fastest-growing group of Facebook users is females ages 55-65.
  • The average Facebook user has 190 friends and is connected to 80 community pages, groups, and events.
  • More than one billion tweets are sent every 48 hours.
  • In the United States, 98% of time spent on Instagram is through the mobile app.
  • Eighty percent of Pinterest users are women.
  • Each minute, 243,055.5 photos are uploaded to Facebook.
  • The "like" button is clicked 3,125,000 times every minute on Facebook.
  • Fifty thousand links are shared every minute on Facebook.
  • Each minute, 150,000 messages are sent on Facebook.
  • Five hundred new Facebook accounts are added every minute.
  • Five million photos are uploaded to Instagram daily.
  • Instagram has already had more than 16 billion photos uploaded since debuting in 2010
  • LinkedIn has over three million company pages with over one billion endorsements. 
  • "Food" is the top category on Pinterest making up 57% of discussions.
  • In the United State in 2013, the most talked about topic on Facebook was the Super Bowl.
  • Netherlands has the highest penetration of social media users.
  • Twenty-three percent of teens consider Instagram their favorite social media.
  • Forty percent of Twitter users have earned a bachelors degree.
  • Saudi Arabia has the highest percent of Internet users active on Twitter.
  • Eighty percent of world leaders use Twitter.
  • Each day 350 million photos are uploaded to Facebook which equates to 4,000 photos per second.
  • Flickr users upload 3.5 million photos to the site each day.
  • Every sixty seconds, 293,000 status updates are posted on Facebook.
  • Forty-six percent of Internet users are on Facebook.
  • More Facebook profiles (5) are created every second than there are people born (4.5).
  • The number of fake Facebook accounts is roughly equivalent to the population of Egypt.
  • Forty-three percent of online adults over the age of 65 use social networking sites.
  • Seventy-two percent of online adults use social networking sites.
  • The average social network user receives 285 pieces of content daily, including 54,000 words and 443 minutes of video.
  • In June 2013, users spent 20 billion minutes per day on Facebook. That equates to 8.3 hours per month or 17.29 minutes per day per user.
  • In the United States, the average amount of time spent online each day in 2012 was 3 hours, seven minutes.
  • As of March 2013, 751 million Facebook users access the platform via mobile devices; 189 million of whom only use a mobile device to access the platform.
  • Mobile accounts for 13% of global Internet traffic.
  • HootSuite usage share among the world's top 100 brands is 20.8%.
  • The Google +1 button is used more than 5 billion times per day.
  • Americans spend 16 minutes of every hour spent online on social networking sites.
  • The fastest growing demographic on both Facebook and Google+ is the 45-54 age bracket.
  • YouTube reaches more adults in the United States between the age of 18 and 34 than any cable network.
  • People in New York City received tweets about the August 2011 earthquake in Mineral, Virginia 30 seconds before they felt it.
  • One million accounts are added to Twitter every day.
  • Two new members join LinkedIn every second.
  • The 55-64 age bracket is the fastest growing demographic on Twitter.
  • More than 500 tweets per minute contain a YouTube link.
  • Facebook users watch more than 500 years' worth of YouTube video every day.
  • There are more than one billion YouTube views per day via mobile devices.
  • 70 percent of YouTube traffic comes from outside the United States.
  • Approximately 100 hours of video is uploaded to YouTube every minute.
  • YouTube users watch more than 6 billion hours of video on the site each month, which equates to nearly an hour for every person on earth.
  • Twenty million e-mails were written in the time it took to read this sentence
  • More than 45 million pictures are uploaded to Instagram every day.
  • There are one billion likes daily on Instagram.
  • If Facebook were a country it would have the world’s third largest population and twice the population of the United States.
  • In the first 24 hours after launching its video-sharing capabilities, Instagram users uploaded five million videos.
  • As of June 2013, Instagram users have shared more than 16 billion photos.
  • Social gamers are expected to buy $6 billion in virtual goods in 2013.
  • More than 60% of LinkedIn users are from outside the United States.
  • Each second, 58 photos are added to Instagram.
  • As of March 2013, YouTube has more than a billion unique users per month which equates to nearly half of all Internet users.
  • Pinterest hit 10 million U.S. monthly unique visitors faster than any independent site in history.
  • Consumers spend around $272,070 shopping on the Internet every minute.
  • Approximately 47,000 apps are downloaded from Apple every minute.
  • Brands and organizations on Facebook receive approximately 34,722 "likes" every minute.
  • Every minute, Tumblr owners publish approximately 27,778 new blog posts.
  • There are approximately 2,083 check-ins on Foursquare every minute.
  • Every minute of the day, approximately 571 new websites are created.
  • WordPress users publish approximately 347 new blog posts every minute.
  • The mobile Web receives approximately 217 new users every minute.
  • Twenty-three percent of Facebook users check their account five or more times every day.
  • Fifty-five percent of Americans ages 45-54 have a profile on a social networking site.
  • Three million new blogs come online every month.
  • Seven hundred fifty tweets per second are shared on Twitter.
  • Twenty-five percent of Facebook users do not bother with any kind of privacy control.
  • Twitter handles more search queries per month than Bing and Yahoo combined.
  • The average visitor spends 15 minutes per day on YouTube.
  • Google+ adds approximately 625,000 new users every day.
  • 42 percent of phones in the United States are smartphones.
  • Tablets took just two years to reach 40 million users in the United States. It took smartphones seven years to reach this figure.
  • 22 percent of Americans use social networking sites several times per day.
  • Eighty-two percent of the world’s online population are determined to be reached by social networking sites, representing 1.2 billion users around the world.
  • The first ever Super Bowl Social Media Command Center launched in preparation for Super Bowl XLVI in 2012.
  • The average Photobucket user shares their photos on four different social media platforms.
  • The creators of Instagram got the name from a combination of the fact that old Polaroid cameras marketed themselves as "instant" and the fact that they felt snapshots were like telegrams that got sent over the wire to others.
  • There are approximately two million check-ins per week on Foursquare.
  • According to Twitter's calculations, the amount of tweets sent in one day is enough to write a 10 million-page book or 8,163 copies of War and Peace.
  • Klout was started when founder Joe Fernandez was recovering from jaw surgery and depended entirely on social media for communication.
  • Klout founder and CEO Joe Fernandez paid $5,000 to the original owner of klout.com for the domain name.
  • Meetup staff are called “MEME-teamers.” MEME is an acronym for “Meetups Everywhere about Most Everything."
  • Google+ was developed under the code name “Emerald Sea.” The code name came from the fact that Google+ presented an opportunity to sail to new horizons or drown in the wave of social media sites.
  • Google+ reached 10 million users in just two weeks, despite the fact that it had not officially been released to the public.
  • The name “Tumblr” comes from a variation on blogs that are shorter stream-of-consciousness posts known as “tumblelogs.”
  • Twitter.com was originally owned by a birding enthusiast, so the microblogging site was first known as “Twttr.”
  • The name Formspring comes from “form” which reflects the act of crafting a question, and “spring” to reveal the response.
  • In January 2011, Formspring added a "smile" button to every post on the site, which acts in a similar manner to the "like" button on Facebook. It disappeared, but then came back as a permanent feature in March 2011.
  • Seventy-three percent of users edit Wikipedia because they want to share knowledge and 69 percent of users edit Wikipedia to fix errors.
  • Over 300,000 users translate Facebook into over 70 languages using the translation application.
  • The average Facebook user creates 90 pieces of content including links, news stories, photo albums, notes, and videos each month.
  • There are over 142,000 Meetup groups.
  • Queen Elizabeth of England approved the creation of both an official Facebook account for the royal family, and a Flickr account featuring more than 600 photos of the family, in 2010. These two accounts join the royal family's Twitter account that was started in 2009 and YouTube account that was started in 2007.
  • Vimeo is a play on the word “video”, inserting the word “me” as a reference to the site’s dedication to user-made video, and is also an anagram of the word “movie.”
  • The reason the main color on Facebook is blue is because founder Mark Zuckerberg is red-green color blind, meaning the color he can see best is blue.
  • Dennis Crowley, the founder of Foursquare had an earlier site, which failed, called Dodgeball. He said he chose to name both sites after playground games because they are both designed to be fun and playful.
  • It is estimated that in 2007 YouTube used the same amount of bandwidth as the entire Internet used in 2000.
  • iPod application downloads hit one billion in nine months.
  • The Library of Congress archives all tweets for research and preservation.
  • At over 5,000 words, Facebook’s privacy policy is longer than the U.S. Constitution.
  • Approximately half of the total number of Facebook users log on to Facebook at least once each day.
  • Al Pacino’s face was on the original Facebook homepage.
  • It took radio 38 years to reach 50 million users; Facebook added over 200 million users in less than a year.
  • The very first video uploaded to YouTube was called “Me at the Zoo” on April 23, 2005.
  • Google rents a flock of goats at its headquarters to cut down on weeds and brush.
  • "Wiki" is the Hawaiian word for "quick."
  • If you were paid $1 for every article posted on Wikipedia you would earn $1,712.32 per hour.
  • The first use of SMS (short message service) was allegedly in December 1992 by a 22 year-old engineer who used a computer to send the text message “Merry Christmas.”
  • Podcast comes from a combination of the acronym POD—play on demand—and the word "broadcast."

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