20 Stunning Social Media Statistics Plus Infographic

Do you wonder why your productivity has dropped over the past 2 – 3 years?20 Stunning Social Media Facts and Figures

There is a time sink and it’s not television!

Those of us who are connected to the internet and that is 2 billion of us, have been distracted by social multi-media publishing machines that are pumping out staggering amounts of content with enticing high definition images and videos!

You cannot escape their allure as they tempt you to log in when you are out and about with either with your laptop, iPad or smart phone.

These enticing, tempting distractions are robbing us of time that should be spent doing productive work like washing your car, cleaning the house or doing your tax… and I know how much you all enjoy those activities!

20 Social Media Statistics

These figures reveal the huge black hole that our time disappears into when we visit Facebook, Twitter or YouTube or other social media sites.

  1. One in every nine people on Earth is on Facebook ( This number is calculated by dividing the planets 6.94 billion people by Facebook’s 750 million users)
  2. People spend 700 billion minutes per month on Facebook
  3. Each Facebook user spends on average 15 hours and 33 minutes a month on the site
  4. More than 250 million people access Facebook through their mobile devices
  5. More than 2.5 million websites have integrated with Facebook
  6. 30 billion pieces of content is shared on Facebook each month
  7. 300,000 users helped translate Facebook into 70 languages
  8. People on Facebook install 20 million “Apps” every day
  9. YouTube has 490 million unique users who visit every month (as of February 2011)
  10. YouTube generates 92 billion page views per month (These YouTube stats don’t include videos viewed on phones and embedded in websites)
  11. Users on YouTube spend a total of 2.9 billion hours per month (326,294 years)
  12. Wikipedia hosts 17 million articles
  13. Wikipedia authors total over 91,000 contributors
  14. People upload 3,000 images to Flickr (the photo sharing social media site) every minute
  15. Flickr hosts over 5 billion images
  16. 190 million average  Tweets per day occur on Twitter (May 2011)
  17. Twitter is handling 1.6 billion queries per day
  18. Twitter is adding nearly 500,000 users a day
  19. Google+ has more than 25 million users
  20. Google+ was the fastest social network to reach 10 million users at 16 days (Twitter took 780 days and Facebook 852 days)

The Growth of Social Media: An Infographic
Source: The Growth of Social Media: An Infographic
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Comments

  • http://www.zagoumenov.com/ alexander zagoumenov

    Jeff, this is amazing info! Thanks for pulling it all together with links to sources, which makes the article that much more useful! But, as I mentioned earlier to SEJ, Russia on the world map is mis-spelled. Still an amazing collection of facts!

  • http://twitter.com/Geoff_Frewin Geoff Frewin

    Great article, sometimes facts and figures are needed, for better or worse, the finger points to Business who do not yet have a Social Media Marketing strategy, that now is the time, more than ever to get involved. To be effective chose wisely the person or team that will head your Media Campaign or risk getting lost in the mire !

  • http://www.wilsonusman.com/ Wilson Usman

    The craziest stat is definitely the size of Facebook, I mean there’s probably a big percentage of fake accounts but still amazing how a company can grow this fast this big.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Santosh-Vadavi/100002931645200 Santosh Vadavi

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Santosh-Vadavi/100002931645200 Santosh Vadavi

    Nice topic…you may be interested to know about Social India Conference 2011 in Bangalore,India which is organized by Akshay Patra Foundation to raise funds for a non-profit cause. The event brings together world’s well known social media speakers at the event…visit 
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  • Arwin Adriano

    Social media made a big impact on how we connect with other people not just locally but global.

  • http://twitter.com/annmariastat annmariastat

    Do you mean temporarily goes down or permanently? Because without electricity, we would lose a whole lot of other things as well – our banking systems, much of modern medical care, water purification plants, etc. etc.

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  • http://twitter.com/annmariastat annmariastat

    Do you mean temporarily goes down or permanently? Because without electricity, we would lose a whole lot of other things as well – our banking systems, much of modern medical care, water purification plants, etc. etc.

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    As someone fairly new in using social media for business, I was stunned on how prolific it has become in our lives. I see that I have to invest much more effort in my FB marketing strategy.

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  • Kalisah

    You know what would make this a REALLY helpful piece of information? If I could find anywhere on here a date that it was published. 

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    Wow, some very staggering information there to consider the short amount of time that it has progressed to that it is really amazing. 

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  • Armans

    nice :-)  So we have a growing social medialism….. 
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    Had no idea that many apps were downloaded! These stats are off the charts. Maybe we should start using social media more (we are only on Facebook and Google+)! Good infographic too.

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    Damn i spend loads of hours on facebook as well.
    I think because internet is more accessible nowadays and social network helps us to connect back to our friends and family especially if they live abroad.

  • http://www.squamble.com/ Chirag

    Nice one Jeff..
    The top most image is awesome :) 
    Nicely articulated stats.

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    Ah, I was looking for a social network that offered statistics, and thought this article would show me some more.. I was able to find one though – http://www.Formvote.com

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  • http://twitter.com/MattLBrennan Matt Brennan

    Some awesome facts here. It’s good to know the true power of social media.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/icajess.avelinos Icajess Avelinos

    most of the social media requires an age of 18yrs old and above users but today, even the young ones know more of social media than their parents are…silly but look how internet works in the mind of a child. All of us elders should guide the kids always on what they see and read.

  • http://twitter.com/ProVergent ProVergent

    Outdated and incomplete. No Google + mentioned.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1533702186 Lisa Morningstar

      This article was published in 2011. Google+ had just launched and wasn’t making the waves that were expected. It’s 2013 and Google+ is still way behind sites like Facebook and Twitter.

  • http://twitter.com/ProVergent ProVergent

    Correction. Google + was mentioned but vastly understated in the article

  • http://twitter.com/Tech_licious Techlicious

    Great read. No wonder how dependent we are on Technology now.

  • NI MEN HAO-DY TRAMPOLINA

    YES. I’ve said this exact thing in my class, where I am writing a research journal about how digital devices and the internet have changed they nature of writing and composition. Books, pens and paper don’t need batteries. Nor does talking to people face-to-face. Also, there is the issue of linkrot. None of the information on the web is truly permanent–not like printed material is.

  • http://twitter.com/aazambhimji Aazam

    do you have this research updated?

  • kpickel

    Without a date, this info graphic is worthless. Even if it’s outdated, it’s worth something with a date, no date, worthless.

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    Cendrine Marrouat had a great post where she shared a round up of several hilarious versions of the “social media explained” image you used above – love it! http://www.creativeramblings.com/social-networks-explained-infographic/

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    So the less you actually talk to people the more productive you are? Is that why Marissa Mayer banned telecommuting at Yahoo? Anti social media is a great way to invite classmates to a party, but when I get a mass mailing from a family member to a Christmas dinner, I feel I am not valued enough for them to call and personally invite me. Its even worse when it says “sent from my Iphone”. I know they had the phone in their hand and they didn’t want to talk to me. To waste 2-4 hours a day playing with anti social media is a great time waster if you a serving 5-10 in a Federal Pen.

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  • Matthew

    There are over 29 million articles on the 287 different language Wikipedias, not 17 million. https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/List_of_Wikipedias

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  • traveljunkies

    This must be old, no mention of Pinterest

  • Tyler K

    Jeff, any chance of doing an update on this infographic? It would be really cool to compare what has happened from 2011 to 2015.

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    Nice infographic, I wonder how these amazing graphics are made? Most of them are photoshop while other being done from diagram software like creately .