Wednesday, September 10, 2014

things that make you say "hmmm"

So, my new job has me sometimes running across some very interesting facts.  Yes, I get to "play" on Pinterest from time to time and find myself elbow deep in Facebook posts for a couple hours a day, but often I come across several gems.

I've started listing many of them in my "sparkles for the week" recap...that is when I actually put them up.  But, yesterday I found one that I just had to share!

25 Insane Social Media Facts - no they are not the weird kind.  They are the kind that pull you in and make you say "huh"!

Just a couple that struck my fancy:
  • 93% of marketers are using social media. However, only 9% of marketing companies have full-time bloggers. - a frustrating point for all those chicks gathered this past weekend at #AWBU
  • The fastest growing demographic on Twitter is the 55-64 year age bracket. That’s a growth of 79% since 2012. For Facebook and Google Plus, the 45 to 54 year age bracket at 46% and 56% respectively are the fastest growing demographics. - but don't tell me dad, I still tell he he doesn't need a Twitter account...but I would like to brainstorm a handle for him.
  • Despite privacy concerns, only 25% of Facebook users utilize privacy settings.
  • 5 million photos are uploaded daily on Instagram
It is such an interesting world we live in!

I also found this interesting this morning as I perused Twitter in the early hours of my day - Go Mark Cuban! The Big Mistake You Dont Know You're Making on Social Media

So much to think about every day.

(photo cred: Digital Insights)


Brittney said...

I am so jaded to the "nobody blogs" thing. Since I go to SO many content marketing conferences for work, it seems like everybody blogs. ha!

Suzy Taylor Oakley said...

Mark Cuban - that's scary but not surprising. I listen to Kim Komando, and she's all about helping people avoid the pitfalls of the cyberworld.

Thanks for the link!