Social Media Statistics: By-the-Numbers, August 2011 Part II

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

  • 1 trillion page views for Facebook in June 2011, making it the most visited site on the web (Source: Google Ad Planner)
  • 65% of adults use social networking sites, up from 61% in 2010 (Source: Pew Research)
  • 71% of companies surveyed said they block employees from visiting social networking sites at work (Source: Proskauer)
  • 54% of people surveyed indicated they feel some level of addiction to their social network of choice (Source: Webroot)
  • 44% of companies surveyed said they had policies in place to track employees’ social media use in and out of the office (Source: Proskauer)
  • 14.7% of the top one million websites in the world run WordPress, up from 8.5% in 2010 (Source: WordPress)
  • $3.08 billion will be spent by US marketers to advertise on social networks in 2011, a 55% increase over 2010 (Source: eMarketer)
  • 16,000,000 mobile users in the US watched TV or video on their mobile phones in June 2011 (Source: comScore)
  • 69% of women use social networking sites while 60% of men do the same (Source: Pew Research)

Last week’s earthquake on the East Coast created a Twitter frenzy. Here is an animated map of the Tweets from Tuesday, August 23.

Social Media Statistics: By-the-Numbers, July 2011 Part II

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

  • 178,000,000 million US Internet users watched online video content in June for an average of 16.8 hours per viewer (Source: comScore)
  • 58% of Twitter users who have tweeted about a bad experience have never received a response from the offending company (Source: Useful Social Media)
  • 46% of corporate communicators say they use Radian6 as their primary social media listening tool (Source: Access)
  • 50,000,000 websites are powered by WordPress (Source: WordPress)
  • 10,000,000 users for fledgling social network Google+ (Source: Google)
  • 1,000,000 registered Twitter apps, up from 150,000 last year (Source: Twitter)
  • 36,000 businesses have signed up to use Google+ in just two weeks (Source: The Next Web)
  • 550,000 Android devices are activated per day (Source: Google)

Use Google Analytics? The Social Media Examiner outlines how to track Tweets, Facebook Likes and more.