Social Media Statistics: By-the-Numbers, March 2011

by Banking.com Staff March 21, 2011   Insights

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

  • 140,000,000 was the average number of tweets sent per day, in the last month (Source: Twitter)
  • 80% of children in the US between the ages of 0 and 5 use the Internet on at least a weekly basis (Source: The Joan Ganz Cooney Center)
  • 48% of people polled said they believe media companies and publishers should not charge for online content (Source: SmartPulse)
  • 7,500,000 users for location-based social network Foursquare, an increase of 4.5 million from the time Facebook Places launched (Source: Foursquare)
  • 50% of 12-17 year-olds said they could trust a company’s website, while only 26% said the same about a company’s social media presence (Source: Forrester)
  • 25.3% of U.S. mobile subscribers over age 13 used a mobile device to access social networking sites or blogs in January 2011, a 1.1 percent increase from October 2010 (Source: comScore)
  • 19% of U.S. small businesses used Twitter in the fourth quarter of 2010, up 9% from the same period in 2009 (Source: eMarketer)
  • 6% of U.S. consumers aged 12-17 are interested in interacting with brands on Facebook (Source: Forrester)
  • $65 billion is the latest reported valuation for social networking giant Facebook (Source: CNBC)
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