Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Social Media Statistics for 2013 [Infographic]

We are all fascinated by numbers. Number of followers on Twitter, number of likes on a Facebook page, number of repins on Pinterest, number of comments on a blog post, and so on. The more the merrier.

Discussed earlier in this post here, are the social media facts, figures, and statistics for the year 2012. Then, Digital Insights came up with a nice infographic depicting the social media statistics for 2013.
I compared the statistics for both the years, 2012 and 2013. Few of the notable differences I observed are:

  • In 2012, around 175 million tweets were being sent each day. In 2013, around 400 million tweets were being sent each day.

Saturday, 20 October 2012

A History of Social Media [INFOGRAPHIC]

     First mail was sent in 1971, and today in 2012 we have got an army of social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter etc. Every social media channel has got a different concept but each one of these revolves around the fact that we, human beings, are a social animal. We like to socialize, make friends, and then make more friends and so on. This fact has given birth to everything on the internet between 1971 to 2012.

     We would like to look at, what social media has evolved into. A fantastic infographic from Copyblogger   clears the picture. Let's have a look, but I can't help myself but wonder what lies ahead in the coming years in the world of social media.

Friday, 19 October 2012

More Organisations Allowing Employees to use Social Media[INFOGRAPHIC]

     Healthy use of social media at workplace is on the rise. More organizations are now allowing the employees to use social networking sites at work. According to a recent Gartner Inc. report, less than 30% of the organizations will block employee access to social media sites by 2014, compared with 50% in 2010 and what's more, the number is dropping by 10% per year. So, social media is powering up amongst employees as well.

Thursday, 18 October 2012

How Social Media Is Changing The Way We Learn?

     Social Media, no doubt, is an integral part of most of our lives. We spend significant amount of our time every day on various social networking sites, blogs etc. I find myself spending a lot of time on Twitter and blogs. So, the focus of today's post is how social media has changed the way we learn and consume data.

     In this regard yesterday I found this very interesting post on mindflash titled "Social Media Has Changed Learning: A Few Answers Via Tweet Chat." Bill Cushard, the author of this post, participates in weekly tweet chat called #Irnchat where a group of learning professionals discuss issues and ideas in the workplace learning space. One of the #Irnchat sessions was centred around "Social Media Has Changed Learning". The discussion uncovered two of the very interesting facts which I would like to share.

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

20 Awesome Social Media Statistics of 2012

        Social Media has become an inseparable part of most of the people's lives. I see it everyday. Whenever I am on facebook I find atleast two or three of my friends online. On Twitter I see many people are able to tweet multiple times a day piling up thousands of tweets within a matter of week or two. Google+ user base is increasing, pinterest is now the new attraction for many. Countless blog posts are getting published each day. Social Media is taking a large chunk of our time daily.

     With such an increase, it is going to be very interesting to look at some of the statistics of social media world. In this post we look at 20 stats of social media world in 2012.

Sunday, 14 October 2012

5 Tools to Ease your Pinterest Experience

     Pinterest has become one of the key social networks these days. With increasing popularity among the bloggers and small business owners, everyone is trying to get the best out of Pinterest. For those who don’t know what pinterest is, it is a virtual pinboard that lets the users share images and videos they find interesting across the web. For more information, here is the link to the social network.

     In this post, I bring you 5 of the tools that I found useful to ease my pinterest experience. 

1. Pinpuff
     Want to see how much influential you are on pinterest? Pinpuff calculates your pinterest influence. All you have to do is enter your email id and pinterest username and you are good to go.

Friday, 23 December 2011

Is Social Media Ruining Our Minds? [INFOGRAPHIC]

     10 years ago, if we would have asked someone what their attention span on social media sites was, the answer would have been 12 minutes. Today the attention span has dropped to just 5 seconds which means that, an individual spends only 5 seconds on a social media site. Of course, this can be contributed to the ever increasing growth of internet. But this can also have serious implications on how our minds get shaped. An infographic created by AssistedLivingToday titled "How Social Media is Ruining our minds" explores how social media is rewiring our brains.