Social Media

10 Astonishing Facts About Social Media Activity

If you were to print the amount of photos uploaded to Facebook in one day, they would stack taller than 8 Eiffel Towers. 9 amazing social media facts to go.

If you were to print the amount of photos uploaded to Facebook in a single day, they would stack taller than 8 Eiffel Towers.

Over 294 billion emails are sent each day. It would take the U.S. Postal Service 2 years to process that many pieces of mail.

Just looking at the amount of activity on social networking sites is enough to make anyone’s head spin. How large of a role does social media play in our society? I can say right now, it’s pretty sizable.

Read on for 10 of the most astonishing facts about social media activity in 2012.


1. Over 2 million blog posts are written each day, enough to fill Time Magazine for 770 years. (MBA Online)

2. If Facebook were a country, it would be the third largest in the world. (Search Engine Journal)

3. Two new members join LinkedIn every second; over 170,000 per day. (LinkedIn)

4. There are over 2 billion more “likes” on Facebook per day than the total amount of species on the planet. (JeffBullas)

5. Over $270,000 is spent online every minute. (SocialSkinny)

6. Over 750 million social networkers follow a brand online, more than double the population of the United States. (Social Skinny)

7. More than 1.5 billion online users say they want rewards programs from social brands (approximately 20% of the total population on Earth). (PivotConference)

8. 79% of Twitter users are more likely to recommend brands they follow online. That’s more potential referrals than the entire population of the U.S. (HubSpot)

9. In total each day, users spend over 20,000 years on Facebook. (AllTwitter)

10. Within 5 years, sales via social commerce are expected to reach $30 billion. (Social Skinny)

The world seems a lot busier now doesn’t it? But look on the bright side: the more time people spend online, the more opportunities you have to engage them in your brand.

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