Social Media Statistics: By-the-Numbers, January 2011 (Part II)

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

  • 30 billion pieces of content (e.g., links, photos, notes) are shared on Facebook each month (Source: Royal Pingdom)
  • 25 billion tweets were sent on Twitter in 2010 (Source: Royal Pingdom)
  • 200 million views of YouTube via mobile per day (Source: Google)
  • 152 million blogs on the Internet at the end of 2010 (Source: Royal Pingdom)
  • 100 million new accounts added on Twitter in 2010 (Source: Royal Pingdom)
  • 53% of American Internet users look for information on Wikipedia, up from 36 percent in 2007 (Source: Pew Internet)
  • 50% of U.S. CMOs at Fortune 1,000 companies said they launched a corporate blog because “it’s the cost of doing business today” (Source: eMarketer)
  • $3.08 billion will be spent to advertise on social networking sites in 2011, a 55 percent increase over 2010 (Source: eMarketer)
  • 200 million registereed accounts on Twitter as of January 2011 (Source: Twitter)
  • 110 million tweets are sent per day on Twitter (Source: Twitter)
  • 27.5 million ‘stumbles’ on content discovery site StumbleUpon in one day, a new all time record (Source: StumbleUpon)
  • 65% of U.S. adults use social media and say they have received a positive benefit as a result (Source: Harris Interactive)

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