Social media 'stats' that will blow your mind...
17 March, 2009 | Web design
We are increasingly encouraged to blog this, flicker that and face book the other, before you know it you're twittering here, digging there and Googling everywhere... As our electronic and physical lives become further obscured in the virtual cloud that is internet, the web has, for many, become an integral part of their lives, it is our primary source of communication and networking, a place where we work, rest and play...
Just how integrated into our lives and how reliant we've become on social networking and web 2.0 sites is scarily illustrated when you start looking at the statistical analysis, the numbers are mind blowing and truly awesome.
Below is a snap shot of the statistics from some of the major social networking and web 2.0 sites on the net today, as I say awesome, enjoy...
Google search stats:
Rough number of daily searches:
2004: 2,000,000 (two million) per day
2008: 2,000,000,000 (two billion) per day
1,000,000,000,000 (one trillion) - approximate number of unique URLs in Google's index.
$110,000,000 - approximately amount of money lost by Google annually due to the "I'm Feeling Lucky" button
24,400 - number of people employed by Google (December, 2008)
68,000,000 - the average number of times people Googled the word 'Google' each month for the last year
$39.96 - the average cost per click for the phrase "consolidation of school loans" in AdWords
1,430,000 - the number of Google results for "Robert Scoble"
136,000 - the number of Google results for "Admiral Ackbar"
2,695,205 - the number of articles in English on Wikipedia
684,000,000 - the number of visitors to Wikipedia in the last year
75,000 - the number of active contributors to Wikipedia
10,000,000 - the number of total articles in Wikipedia in all languages
260 - the number of languages articles have been written in on Wikipedia
70,000,000 - Number of total videos on YouTube (March 2008)
200,000 - Number of video publishers on YouTube (March 2008)
100,000,000 - Number of YouTube videos viewed per day (this stat from 2006 is the most recent I could locate)
112,486,327 - Number of views the most viewed video on YouTube has (January, 2009)
2 minutes 46.17 seconds - average length of video
412.3 years - Length in time it would take to view all content on YouTube (March 2008)
26.57 - Average age of up loader
13 hours - Amount of video that's uploaded to YouTube every minute
US $1.65 Billion in Google stock - amount Google Inc. announced that it had acquired YouTube for in October 2006
$1,000,000 - YouTube's estimated bandwidth costs per day
Blog - osphere stats:
133,000,000 - number of blogs indexed by Technorati since 2002
346,000,000 - number of people globally who read blogs
7.4 million - Number of Blogs posted in the last 120 days
900,000 - Average number of blog posts in a 24 hour period
1,750,000 - Number of RSS subscribers to TechCrunch, the most popular Technology blog (January 2009)
77% - percentage of active Internet users who read blogs
55% - percentage of the blogosphere that drinks more than 2 cups of coffee per day
81 - number of languages represented in the blogosphere
59% - percentage of bloggers who have been blogging for at least 2 years
1,111,991,000 - Number of Tweets to date
3,000,000 - Number of Tweets/day(March 2008)
165,414 - Number of followers of the most popular Twitter user (@BarackObama) - but he's not active
86,078 - number of followers of the most active Twitter user (@kevinrose)
63% - percentage of Twitter users that are male
150,000,000 - number of active users
170 - number of countries/territories that use Facebook
35 - number of different languages used on Facebook
2,600,000,000 - number of minutes global users in aggregate spend on Facebook daily
100 - number of friends the average user has
700,000,000 - number of photos added to Facebook monthly
52,000 - number of applications currently available on Facebook
140 - number of new applications added per day
236,000,000 - number of visitors attracted annually by 2008 (according to a Compete survey)
56% - percentage of Digg's frontpage content allegedly controlled by top 100 users
612 - number of stories from Cracked.com that have made page 1 of Digg
37,925 - number of Diggs the most popular story in the last 365 days has received see story, click here