Today, around the world more people have mobile phone subscriptions than have access to electricity and safe drinkable water. Today, almost a third of the world's population uses the internet (a 528.1% growth since 2000!
So what are we doing with all the time we spend online, and how do we know all that time is being spent in useful ways?
For many of us, the internet is among the first things we experience after we wake; in fact, 75% of users are online before 9 a.m. Over 75% of people in the US own a laptop, 53% a smart phone, and 31% a tablet. Email is the most common action performed by people on their laptops, while search is the top action for mobile phone and tablet users. 72% of people like to play games on their tablets while 70% use their mobile phones for social media. Where do we use these devices? 72% of people use their mobile phones while traveling, and 64% use them in restaurants and coffee shops. As for tablets, 88% of people use their devices in the living room, 79% in the bedroom.
Find more statistics and data at the infographic or article link.
The good folks at Social Media Explorer have posted an infographic, 5 Key Elements of Viral Content, from Intersection Consulting.
Personally, I don’t like the word viral for this infographic… I like the word shareable. Many times you can exceed expectations on each key element within this infographic – but it doesn’t mean that it’s going viral.
I have a pretty cool infographic for you guys today, Geeks vs. Nerds, which one are you? We see them everywhere, geeks and nerds, maybe you even see them in the mirror, but how different are they really? Well for one thing it comes down to the whole pc vs mac debate, geeks like to use macs because they’re cool where as nerds use pcs. From today’s infographic I would say the modern day geeks has a lot in common with the hipster of today. Enjoy and don’t forget to share!
We tend to get so wrapped up in what we do, consumed by our love for social media, that the mistakes we make on Twitter can carry over to our real lives. You don't believe that Twitter has much to do with your own life?
Social media is 24/7. Someone is always tweeting, posting on Facebook, or uploading a new picture to instagram. However, for social media managers and businesses alike, this can be quite of a challenge.
We obviously can’t be online all day, even for those of us who are social media managers or strategist. But how do you know when to best reach your audience? There are a couple different ways to determine when your audience is online: view the infographic and visit the article link for insights and takeaways...
Early last year we learned that one hour of YouTube is uploaded every second. It was a bracing reminder of just how many people are spending their time online simultaneously.
Created by rewards site Qmee, the infographic "Online In 60 Seconds" is a pie chart that shows off the sheer amount of online activity that takes place every single minute. The amount of YouTube videos uploaded has already increased from January 2012's 60 hours per minute to 72. Additionally, over 1.8 million things are liked on Facebook, and 278 thousand bon mots tweeted. Not depicted in the chart: the amount of work that is going undone while all of these items are being viewed.
Social media is, at its best, an extension of the human relationship and an opportunity to look customers in the eye (digitally, that is), listen to them and interact person to person. This is the first time in history that small businesses have had the potential to build a massive fan base without a Fortune 500 budget.
The social Web is changing the way consumers discover and interact with businesses online and off and the rapid emergence of social media as a major marketing channel has left many small businesses trying to understand how to find ways to use it effectively. Refer to this infographic to help develop a strategy that suits your business.
Do you know the history of social media? Think we'll remember Facebook in 20 years? This detailed timeline is a must-see.
Social media began decades before the Facebook era. It started, more or less, with CompuServe and Arpanet back in 1969. A couple years later, the first-ever email was sent.
It has evolved over the past few decades into a powerful tool, as seen in this social media history timeline. With so much that’s happened over the past few decades, we can only guess what’s coming next for social media.
It can be tough knowing what works on which social site. This infographic lays it out nicely. It will show you how to create effective posts on each site.
If you want to be very effective at posting on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Google+, it can take a bit more finesse and patience than expected. Just like you learn through trial and error what topics your blog readers gravitate to, you have to take time to learn about your social media audiences as well.
With this infographic, learn how to create effective posts on each major site to maximize reach and potential.
"Social Media, Social Life: How Teens View Their Digital Lives is the latest research report from Common Sense Media's Program for the Study of Children and Media. We surveyed over 1,000 13- to 17-year-olds nationally to understand how they perceive social media (like Facebook and Twitter) affects their relationships and feelings about themselves."
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