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10 Social Media Statistics That You Won’t Believe


If there is one thing we are sure about, social media is here to stay. We’ve rounded up some of the most interesting and unbelievable social media facts of the last year.

The internet is so full of amazing facts and figures it can be difficult to know where to start looking! So to save you the time and energy, here are our 10 favourite current social media facts…

1.  Brazil has the highest online friends – average of 481 per user, compared to an average of only  29 friends per users in Japan!

2.  Over 40% of Twitter users do not tweet anything!

3.  About 0.05% of the total twitter population attract almost 50% of attention on the website.

4.  Every month the online population collectively spends the equivalent of 4 million years online.

5.  There are more than 1 billion search queries per day on Google.

6.  By 2015, it is projected that brands will be generating 50% of their web sales through social media and mobile platforms with a projection of $30 Billion.

7.  The Google +1 button is clicked more than 5 billion times each day!

8.  In one day online, more iPhones are sold than people are born!

9.  4.8 billion people now own mobile phones. Just 4.2 billion own a toothbrush.

10.  In 2011, there were over 75 million more people playing Farmville than there were actual farmers!

So there you have it, some crazy, fun statistics about the internet and social media!  Which one is your favourite?  Do you have any ones we’ve missed that are even crazier?!  Time to share guys.

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Kane is the Managing Director of Giraffe Social Media. His primary focus is Finance and Operations Management, that's when he isn't watching clips from The Office on YouTube anyway. Google+ Profile

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