According to a research, the excessive use of social networking may be connected to psychiatric problems like depression and narcissistic personality disorder. It is believed that people who use social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter the most tend to have more narcissistic and insecure personalities. Here is how the excessive use of social media takes a toll on our lives and health
There are 2.7 billion users and 6.8 billion mobile subscriptions around the world right now. Yet, as mind-boggling as these numbers are, they are nothing compared to what the next few years have in store. For example, by the beginning of the 2020s, literally everyone should have access to an Internet connection!
Quick: when did the phenomenon that is now generically referred to as social media actually begin? Hint: Facebook definitely wasn’t the first social network. In the late 1990′s, platforms such as AOL Instant Messenger and SixDegrees.com were social. But the truth is, social media was around for decades before that. According to this graphic from Creative Rambling, social media actually began in 1969 with Compuserve and Arpanet! - See more at: http://www.sociallystacked.com/2013/07/infographic-of-the-day-the-history-of-social-media/#sthash.H6kdQQs1.dpuf
the latest trends in social sharing: the ecosystem gets busier and busier, and now everybody seems to share (and overshare) stuff all day within their social graph. They zoomed out as much as possible for us to be able to see the whole picture: the state of social sharing at the beginning of 2013 and everything you need to know about its eight major players
Which means data never sleeps, and the internet sure likes to use up a lot of it. How much? In any given minute, 277,000 tweets are published on Twitter, 216,000 photos are sent to Instagram and 8,333 videos are shared on Vine.
And we’re just getting started. Over that same 60 second period, 347,222 photos are sent on WhatsApp, 416,667 swipes are made on Tinder and 3,472 images are pinned on Pinterest.
And if you think that’s impressive, Google receives 4 millions search queries, Facebook users share 2.46 million pieces of content and 204 million email messages are sent each and every minute of the day.
This visual from DOMO looks at how much data is generated every minute across the net....
What do people do online in today’s world, how do they get online, and at what speeds? A new report from International Business Guide shows how how do millions of people in the world access the internet, where the internet is the fastest, and the devices with which they connected, following the first year when there are more mobile internet devices than humans.
View this infographic to see which regions lead the world in terms of internet access rates, who consumes what online and the most popular websites by region.
Content marketing has quickly established itself as an important tool for brands, and that trend is expected to develop next year. Images will continue to outperform words for engagement metrics, and hashtags are going to become a leading search tool. Mobile marketing is likely to surpass other forms of online advertising, and social media will become an essential aspect of all business strategies.
18 months ago, if you made an infographic, chances are that it was going to get widely spread. But people grew tired of the format quickly, perhaps largely because most of the examples were light on both info and graphics. But Column Five MediaCEO Ross Crooks thinks that there’s still plenty to be done in the space. His upcoming TNW Academy course can teach you what works, what doesn’t and how to make the favor fall toward your content. We had a chance to talk to Ross, and his insights are pretty fantastic.
A survey of 600 small business owners across the United States indicates that 90% are actively engaged in social networking sites and 74% perceive social networking as valuable — if not more valuable — than networking in-person.
When 42% of owners say that 25% of new customers discovered them through sites such as Facebook and Foursquare, it is crucial that your business is online and social.