Status Update: Social Media tells me everything I need to know.
Relationship Status: It’s Complicated.
We are in the middle of a Social Media Revolution. Its power and influence is seen in both personal lives and businesses and it has become an important part of how we communicate. This infographic video from Erik Qualman’s web site, Socialnomics is part of a series surrounding the subject of social media and contains some shocking stats for 2011. Bold colours and fonts, graphics and statements matched with powerful and emotion-invoking music hits the viewer with a stark, new reality: Social Media is infiltrating every facet of life, except in China.
Stats that will leave you wide-eyed:
If Facebook were its own country, it would be the world’s 3rd largest.
YouTube is the 2nd largest search engine in the world.
50% of the UK’s mobile internet traffic is for Facebook.
90% of consumers trust peer recommendations and only 14% trust advertisements.
Email is becoming so passe that some universities are no longer distributing them.
Social Media is about people. It is driving the way we live and do business. It is being used for everything and it is connecting everyone. This video puts it into perspective for the here and now.
There is an old statement that says, “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.” Now what happens in Vegas goes global before you even finish your last meal at the all-you-can-eat-buffet.