Social Media Statistics: By-the-Numbers, January 2012

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

  • 52.1% of all sharing on the web is driven by Facebook, with Twitter generating just 13.5 percent of all shares. (Source: Clearsping)
  • 256% increase in mobile data usage by teens in the US age 13-17 over the past year. The average teen used 320MB of data per month on their phone. (Source: Nielsen)
  • 3% of adults say they get news and information about local restaurants, bars and clubs from social media, while 38 percent claim to use Internet search engines. (Source: Pew Internet)
  • 49,000,000 the number of US visitors to the Google+ platform in December 2011, a 55 percent increase from November. (Source Hitwise)
  • 82% of the world’s online population are reached by social networking sites, representing 1.2 billion users around the world. (Source: comScore)
  • 79% of European online adults engage with social media, 86 percent of US adults do the same. (Source: Forrester)
  • 19.7% of the total Facebook user base is located in the United States. (Source: AllFacebook)

Curious what social networks your financial institution should focus on in 2012? Check out this infographic.










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