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22 Social Media Facts and Statistics You Should Know in 2014

Social web demographics

Social media is a blur of tweets, shares and content. No longer is it just used by the young and the restless. It is global and embedded in every corner of the web.
So some questions. Which age groups are using social media, what countries are big Facebook users and what percentage are using mobile to access social media?
This is the who and the where of social media users.
72% of all internet users are now active on social media
18-29 year olds have an 89% usage
The 30-49 bracket sits at 72%
60 percent of 50 to 60 year olds are active on social media
In the 65 plus bracket, 43% are using social media
Time spent on Facebook per hour spent online by country. Here are the top three. USA citizens get the top gong at 16% followed by the Aussies at 14 minutes and the Brits at 13 minutes.
71% of users access social media from a mobile device.
The paradigm of social media only being used by the younger generation should be put to rest now.


Facebook is still the biggest kid on the block, but there are some pundits predicting that by 2016 Google+ will surpass Facebook on “social sharing”.
Here are some of the latest figures to mull over.
There are now over 1.15 billion Facebook users
One million web pages are accessed using the “Login with Facebook” feature
23 percent of Facebook users login at least 5 times per day
47% of Americans say Facebook is their #1 influencer of purchases
70% of marketers used Facebook to gain new customers


Prying the numbers out of Google for Google+ has always been a challenge. A bit like getting a date with the prettiest girl in the class. Not impossible but it doesn’t happen very often.
So what are the latest numbers?
There are now over 1 billion with Google+ enabled accounts
It has reached 359 million monthly active users
Google+ is growing at 33% per annum.
The 45 to 54 year old bracket increased its usage on Google+ by 56% since 2012
When you consider that Google+ has only been around for less than three years, then it is a success on many levels. So Google must be happy with with its investment, which is north of $500 million that it initially invested in Google+


Twitter has to be taken seriously. Last year it took off its short pants and become a public company. So what is happening in the Twittersphere?
There are now over 550 million registered users
34% of marketers use Twitter to successfully generate leads
Twitter was the fastest growing network with a 44% growth from 2012-2013
215 million monthly active users
Twitter has also made some changes in the last few months that has made it more visual and engaging. Business should no longer be ignoring the 140 character pip squeak.

The others

We haven’t mentioned some important social media channels. These include. Pinterest, Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube, Tumblr, Vine, Slideshare and many others.
This year expect the visual social media networks to hit more home runs.
Keep an eye on these two:
Pinterest with 20 million active monthly users
Instagram with 150 million active monthly users.


I am Fida Hussain,a computer student from Pakistan. Right from the day one I was introduced to computers,I had a passion for Hacking and Information security. So,I started this blog in 2012 to share my views and ideas with the world.


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