It is estimated that approximately 50% of the news we learn from social networking. Two-thirds of law enforcement agencies around the world use social networking sites in criminal investigations. 80% of American colleges and universities are actively using social media accounts. Social networks help every sixth unemployed person in employment.
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Social networking has turned many areas of life, including business. Today we offer you an entertaining infographic from media bistro.
65% of reporters and editors in traditional media are looking for scenes in networks such as Facebook and LinkedIn, and 52% use Twitter.
28.8% of Americans get their news from Newspapers, 27.8% of the social networking sites, 18.8% with a radio and 6% from other sources.
During the tragedy that occurred on July 20, 2012, in the city of Aurora (mass murder in a movie theater), YouTube users and Twitter reported the incident before the official media and saved thus many lives.
- The law and the right
In 2011, the NYPD has created a program that tracks Twitter mentions of crimes.
When the Vancouver Canucks lost the Stanley Cup in 2011, in Vancouver riots broke out. Social networks were posted more than 2000 photos of the riots. Through photographs, the police tracked and caught the most active vandals.
67% of representatives of the agencies of law and order believe that social networks help solve crimes much faster.
More than 80% of universities and colleges represented in social networks.
59% of students with Internet access use social networking sites to discuss educational issues and 50% of the pupils for homework.
High school George in Portland introduced a course on social media to attract students. The results were as follows: performance increased by 50%, chronic absenteeism decreased by 33%.
Every sixth applicant uses social media for job search. Of these, 52% of people use Facebook, 38% — LinkedIn, and 34% Twitter.
89% of employers are looking for staff through LinkedIn, 26 percent Facebook 15%, Twitter.
More than 2 600 000 companies are registered on LinkedIn.
- Participation in the elections
Users of Facebook reported that the vote is more likely if the page in the social network will see that their friends also like a certain candidate.
“Victorious” President Obama has collected a record 4 million “likes”.
The presidential campaign of 2012:
- 22% of voters write on their choice of Facebook or Twitter.
- 30% decided to vote after the social media posts.
- 20% tried to convince others to vote using a social network.
- Tag for “election day” (election day) was the most popular in history and was quoted 31.7 million times.
- Political choice
Social networks give users a greater sense of political awareness and are able to change the political landscape of the world.
The uprising in Egypt in 2011, we raised tens of thousands of protesters (via social networks), and for 18 days of demonstrations, a regime change in the country. Tweet with the hashtag “occupy wall street” started the American Occupy movement, which began in September 2011 and ended on 15 November 2011.
Social networking has created a new industry and many jobs.
In the third quarter of 2012, Facebook earned $1 260 000 000. For comparison, in the third quarter of 2011 earnings of the company amounted to 954 million dollars.
Estimated that in 2012, Twitter earned $ 350 million.
Approximately $900 000 000 to $1 300 000 000 profit social network the economy through improved service and increased productivity.
Daily YouTube is viewed by approximately 4 billion videos.
64% of Teens listen to music on YouTube (against 56% who listen to radio, and 50% listening CD).
Justin Bieber appeared on YouTube when he was only 12 years old. For 18 years, his fortune is estimated at $ 80 million.
In 2012, approximately 210 000 hours of music was played on Facebook.
The effectiveness of lead generation in social networks is almost 2 times superior to methods such as exhibitions, telemarketing, e-mail marketing and contextual advertising.
46% of users focus on social networking in making a purchase decision.
The lead of social networking shows the conversion rate 13% higher than average lead for other marketing channels.
74% of brand marketers say that for a significant increase in traffic to website or landing page enough to invest 6 hours a day of presence in social networks.
The average Facebook user has approximately 130 friends. 88% of Teens use social networks to stay connected with friends, which is difficult to see each other regularly.
52% of young users say that networks help them to communicate with friends and facilitate communication. 70% of adult users visit social networks to communicate with friends and family. 57% of users find new friends through social networks. 69% say that it is better-learned students of the school.
- Time spent on social networks
Users from 18 to 34 years old spend an average of 3.8 hours a day.
From 35 to 49 years — 3 hours a day.
From 50 to 64 years 2.4 hours a day.
On average women spend 20% more time on social networks than men (3.6 hours vs. 2.6). Every fifth person aged between 18 and 34 years, spending on social networks of 6 hours a day and more. Business owners spend 50% more time on social networks than those who do not have their own business.
- Social activity
More than 450 million tweets are sent daily. 52% of all Internet users have a Twitter account.
More than 40 million photos loaded every day in Instagram. Instagram users spend more than 250 minutes in the app daily.
Every second left on Instagram 575 likes and 81 comments. 23% of Facebook users check their account 5 or more times daily. 684 478 posts happen on Facebook every minute.
Every second on YouTube one hour video. Every day, users click Google+ more than 5 000 000 000 times. The average duration of a visit of a resource Pinterest is 16 minutes.