Social Networking has grown to become perhaps the most used component of the internet today. Forming personal and business relationships with anyone by sharing information has never been more convenient.
There are various obvious advantages of social media brought by a plethora of some of the best social networking sites, but at the same time, one needs to also look at the trail of data that it is leaving behind to fully understand the firepower that this medium possesses.
Following are the 10 mind-blowing facts about social networking sites –
- 1/3rd smartphone users access social media every 30 minutes –
Users of up to age 35 access social sites through smartphones, every 30 minutes before engaging in any activity.
- The right time to tweet? –
Some surveys have suggested that people are most active in the late evening and that is the right time to throw in those hashtags and say what you want in 140 characters or less. Now, this could be because of people looking to keep themselves busy after work.
- Start a Love Story –
A study by Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found that nearly 35% of couples who were married between 2005-2012 met online and these couples are a greater chance of staying together. Who knew that dating on social sites would lead to longer and happier marriages one day?
- End a Love Story –
Some of you may have seen it coming. And, as unpleasing as it might sound, but recent media reports suggest that while social media has brought love in the lives of people, it has also become a cause for trouble in the lives of couples with 1 out of 3 divorce cases in the world.
5. Blogging; The Choice of Corporate Giants –
Blogs are no longer used only by startups and entrepreneurs. Today, 1 out 4 Fortune 500 company actively engages in blogging.
Another interesting fact about blogging is that on WordPress alone, 56 million blog posts are published each month.
- To Eat or Not to Eat –
- Just ahead of steak and sushi, pizza is the most Instagrammed food
- Food is the number one category on Pinterest that makes up 57% of discussions
- A survey of smartphone users in the US shows that most people use smartphone to search for food on apps including Zomato, Yelp, and Zagat
- Marketing –
During campaigns, marketers use social media for 5 hours or more each week. This figure is for about 64% of marketers. On the other hand, about 39% of them use it for 10 or more hours per week.
- Advertising –
An estimated amount of $8.3 billion was made by social networking websites via advertising, in the year 2015. Advertising in music holds quite a lead as people who listen to latest music songs online grow each day. Music artist Avicii’s campaign called, ‘’Avicii Begins’’ received 220,000 likes within 5 days of its launch.
- Wikipedia as a Book –
We all know and use Wikipedia almost daily in our lives. This social site is an encyclopedia unlike no other. If Wikipedia were a book, then it would contain a whopping two billion pages or more.
- Most Active Age Group –
If a report by global web index is to be believed, then not all websites have the same leading age group demographics. For instance, the youth in between 16-24 lead on YouTube (32%), Instagram (39%) and Tumblr (45%). In contrast, the age group of 25-34 leads on other sites like Facebook, Twitter, Sabakuch, Google+
Source : https://sabakuch.com/blog/2017/06/23/10-mind-blowing-facts-about-social-networking-sites/