Dec 052012
 
 December 5, 2012

I love Infographics, so it’s with thanks to Jeff Bullas that I noticed this one from Go-Globe.

Two Significant Trends in Social Media

There are two trends that have emerged in the last two years that have changed the  social media landscape and fabric.

  1. Visualisation of content: This is obvious when you see the rapid rise of Pinterest and Instagram and the evolution of larger images on Facebook and its user interface. Google+ had realised this when it launched last year with its feature and function sets applying a highly visual format.
  2. Mobile use and sharing: Instagram is the leader of this trend and is one of the reasons that Facebook made a $1 billion purchase of a non profitable company (Instagram) with only 16 employees.

These trends have also impacted web design and online shopping with Ebay changing its design and layout to a Pinterest styled home page  ”feed” 

Social Media Statistics

There are some surprising statistics that indicate the growth and impact the social web has created in just a few short years.

  • 350 million plus users suffer from “Facebook addiction syndrome”
  • If Twitter was a country it would be the 12th largest in the world
  • LinkedIn signs up 2 new members every second
  • The average visitor spends 15 minutes a day on YouTube
  • Three million new blogs come online every month
  • 97% of the fans on Pinterest’s Facebook page are women
  • 5 million images are uploaded to Instagram every day
  • The Google +1 button is used 5 billion times every day

Infographic…

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Written by and reproduced with thanks.

Source: Infographic by Go-Globe and the data source is from PRDaily.

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