The Staggering Stats of Social Media

by Venture Beat
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In a post for Venture Beat, Jennifer Van Grove comments on a recent infographic that shows the amount of activity that happens every 60 secons on social media sites.

“A single minute is time enough for social media denizens to inundate the web with their status updates, tweets, checkins, and photos,” she writes.

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According to the Social Jumpstart infographic, every 60 seconds in social media:

2 million videos are viewed on YouTube.

700,000 messages are delivered by way of Facebook.

175,000 tweets are fired off into Twitter.

2,000 Foursquare check-ins tell the world where we are.

“If the volume of all this social media activity doesn’t astound you, perhaps a visual representation of the data will put things into prospective,” she writes.

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Van Grove says while the buzz over Pinterest and Twitter has many people fawning over them, the amount of acitivity they produce pales in comparison to giants like Facebook and YouTube, especially.

“When considered together, one thing seems clear: social media has taken over the world,” she writes.

For more on social media tracking, read Van Grove’s full post here.