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10 Interesting Social Media Statistics

July 11, 2010

Social media continues its inexorable march into the mainstream web world and figures released by Nielsen Wire in June provide very interesting reading. 10 Interesting Social Media Statistics

  1. Social Media Networks and Blogs consume nearly 25% of peoples time online (one in every four and half  minutes online)
  2. The world spends 110 billion minutes on social media networks and blog sites
  3. The number of people who are visiting social media sites has increased by 24% over the last year
  4. The average visitor spends 66% more time on these sites than they did a year ago (6 hours in April 2010 versus  3 hours 31 minutes last year)
  5. Brazil is the top nation  when it comes to internet consumers with 86% visiting a social media network (74% of USA internet users visit a social media network)
  6. Australian users average the most time on social networking sites a month at 7 hours and 19 minutes (USA internet users average 6 and a half hours)
  7. Facebook’s reach is the  widest in Italy capturing two-thirds of the active unique audience in April (Which is higher than the English speaking countries USA, Australia and the UK at 60%)
  8. Japan has the lowest reach of Facebook active users at 3%
  9. Ameba the microblogging platform which is the Japanese equivalent of Twitter is visited by 38% of Japanese people online
  10. Facebook is the worlds most visited social media brand with 54% of the worlds internet population visiting the brand
7 Comments leave one →
  1. July 11, 2010 10:02 pm

    Guilty as charged! However, it is the best way to get the word out about important issues such as news, world events, etc. The media just is not dependable and only focuses on what they feel will sell! It is a shame but I think this is the answer to the issue with censorship and “paid” media!

  2. July 11, 2010 11:15 pm

    These ARE interesting statistics. Thanks for sharing.

  3. July 11, 2010 11:53 pm

    Jeff, Thanks for the Statistics.. I know that 2 years ago I didnt even know what Social Media was now I’m one of Aussies who spends too much time there now! LOL RICH :00

  4. July 13, 2010 1:34 am

    Great stats Jeff, You mentioned a twitter alternative, but does Japan have an equivalent of Facebook?

  5. July 14, 2010 6:57 am

    Definitely most interesting fact is about the Ameba the microblogging platform.

    Thanks for sharing.


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