15 Shocking Social Media Stats

by Socialnomics with Suzanne Downing

Shocking? Well, not really. It is the reality we live in. The more I see these kind of stats, the more I am un-shocked at the behavior of the human race. What I take away…you should get your brand out there where people are. And…from these stats, it confirms your customers are spending their time on social platforms. You want to be where your customers are, right? You want your brand noticed. You want to create a buzz in these circles. So, for all those Baby Boomer and Traditionalist executives you are trying to convince that social media is important, pass these stats along. It is no longer a matter of should we be out there on social media, it’s a matter of where and how. If you are not, you will be left behind.

15 Shocking Social Media Statistics

  1. One in every nine people on Earth is on Facebook ( This number is calculated by dividing the planets 6.94 billion people by Facebook’s 750 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 250 million people access Facebook through their mobile devices
  5. More than 2.5 million websites have integrated with Facebook
  6. 300,000 users helped translate Facebook into 70 languages
  7. People on Facebook install 20 million “Apps” every day
  8. YouTube has 490 million unique users who visit every month (as of February 2011)
  9. YouTube generates 92 billion page views per month (These YouTube stats don’t include videos viewed on phones and embedded in websites)
  10. Users on YouTube spend a total of 2.9 billion hours per month (326,294 years)
  11. People upload 3,000 images to Flickr (the photo sharing social media site) every minute
  12. 190 million average  Tweets per day occur on Twitter (May 2011)
  13. Twitter is handling 1.6 billion queries per day
  14. Twitter is adding nearly 500,000 users a day
  15. Google+ has more than 25 million users

Socialnomics: a perpetual wave.