20 Shocking Social Media Stats to Blow Your Mind!

Posted by Tristan Barnum on Dec 07, 2011
I know I spend a lot of time on social media... but in my defense, some of it is work-related! So, what about you -- do you let Facebook, YouTube, Google, Twitter, and, of course, Voxox, take over all of your spare (and not so spare) time?  The odds are yes, you do. Check out these 20 stunning stats and infographic that any social media addict should keep in mind, courtesy of JeffBullas.com.

  1. One in every nine people on Earth is on Facebook - this number is calculated by dividing the planet's population by Facebook’s 800 million users
  2. People spend 700 billion minutes per month on Facebook
  3. Each Facebook user spends on average 15 hours and 33 minutes a month on the site
  4. More than 350 million people access Facebook through their mobile devices
  5. More than 7 million apps and websites are integrated with Facebook
  6. 30 billion pieces of content is shared on Facebook each month
  7. More than 300,000 users helped translate Facebook into 70 languages
  8. People on Facebook install 20 million “Apps” every day
  9. YouTube has nearly 500 million unique users who visit every month (as of February 2011)
  10. YouTube generates 92 billion page views per month (These YouTube stats don’t include videos viewed on phones and embedded in websites)
  11. Users on YouTube spend a total of 2.9 billion hours per month (326,294 years)
  12. Wikipedia hosts 26 million pages
  13. Wikipedia authors total more than 90,000 contributors
  14. People upload 3,000 images to Flickr (the photo sharing social media site) every minute
  15. Flickr hosts over 5 billion images
  16. 190 million average  Tweets per day occur on Twitter (May 2011)
  17. Twitter is handling 1.6 billion queries per day
  18. Twitter is adding nearly 500,000 users a day
  19. Google+ has more than 25 million users (Sept 2011)
  20. Google+ was the fastest social network to reach 10 million users at 16 days (Twitter took 780 days and Facebook 852 days)

Facebook statsInfographic source: JeffBullas.com (Sept. 2011)

Tags: Industry Trends, Voxox