25 Social Media Facts That Will BLOW Your Mind!

Have you always wanted to know a bit more about social media? Do you find yourself relying on social media both at the office and at your home? This article contains 25 intriguing social media facts that will both enlighten and entertain you. Feel free to scroll down below to learn about these interesting social media facts!
25 Social Media Facts That Will BLOW Your Mind!

  1. Mobile users are certainly on the rise! 4.2 billion people use social media sites via mobile devices, and 189 million Facebook users only log in through their mobile devices.
  2. The CBBS bulletin board was the first bulletin board system that was ever brought online.
  3. There are currently over 10 million Facebook apps available.
  4. Mothers with children under 5 years old are the most active social media users, according to this study.
  5.  In 2013, the fastest growing demographic on Twitter was the 55-64 year age bracket (a growth of 79% since 2012) For Facebook and Google Plus, the 45 to 54 year age brackets (at 46% and 56%) were the fastest growing demographics.
  6. Food is the top category on Pinterest, with 57% of discussions.
  7. 93% of marketers are using social media. However, only 9% of marketing companies have full-time bloggers.
  8. 23% of all Facebook users log into their account at least 5 times a day.
  9. 60% of Google+ users check their account at least once a day.
  10.  Only 25% of Facebook users utilize privacy settings.
  11. Despite having a lower percentage of users than Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Pinterest, LinkedIn has 2 new members register every second.
  12. 80% of all Pinterest pins are actually re-pins.
  13. 58 million tweets are sent out per day, with 9,100 happening every second. Interestingly, there are 222 million Twitters who just watch other people’s tweets.
  14.  The +1 button on Google+ is hit at least 5 billion times per day.
  15. LinkedIn has over 3 million company pages, along with over 1 billion endorsements.
  16. According to this article, there are 684,478 pieces of content shared on Facebook; 3,600 new photos on Instagram;  and 2,083 check-ins on Foursquare every minute.
  17. After being inspired by Flickr and the five-character length of American SMS short codes, the original name for Twitter was twttr. Other options were Twitch, Smssy and Friendstalker.
  18. 91% of mobile Internet access is for social activities, with 73% of smart phone owners accessing social networks through apps at least once a day.
  19. Instagram has already had more than 16 billion photos uploaded since their debut in 2010, and 5 million photos are uploaded daily.
  20. If social media companies were countries: Followed by China, Facebook would be the world’s most populous country with over 1.1 billion users. Google Plus; which has 693 million active users, would be third, and Twitter; with 554 million users, would be fourth.
  21. YouTube has over 1 billion unique visitors per month and reaches the much-coveted 18-34 year old demographic more than any cable network today.
  22. The male vs. female ratio of social media users is the following: Facebook – 60% female and 40% male; Twitter – 60% female and 40% male; Pinterest – 79% female and 21% male; Google Plus – 29% female and 71% male; LinkedIn – 55% female and 45% male.
  23. Around 46% of web users will rely on social media when making a purchase.
  24. Facebook users are typically spending about 10.5 billion minutes on the social network  (excluding mobile devices.)
  25. Social media is the most popular activity for online users!