Social Media Statistics: By-the-Numbers, April 2011

Below are interesting statistics on social media usage. Feel free to share your favorite social media statistics in the comments section.

  • 100,000,000 members and counting on professional social network LinkedIn (Source: LinkedIn)
  • 20,600,000 US adults will access a Twitter account at least monthly in 2011, an increase of 26.3% over 2010 (Source: eMarketer)
  • 400 full time employees now work at Twitter (Source: Twitter)
  • 5 years ago the first tweet was sent on Twitter (Source: Twitter)
  • 250,000,000 active users access Facebook via mobile device (Source: Facebook)
  • 20,000 ‘elite’ Twitter users generate a whopping 50% of all tweets consumed(Source: Yahoo)
  • 42% on average is the portion of a Facebook friends list that a person does not actually know (Source: BitDefender)
  • $14.7 billion in revenue for US print advertising in 2010, down from $15.5 billion in 2009 (Source: eMarketer)

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