20 Facts on Social Networking Sites:

1.      Facebook one of the top ranking social networking site, currently boasts over half a billion users with 50% of them logging in daily.

2.      If Facebook was a country it would have been ranked 3rd in population just behind China and India.

3.      90% of the global Internet users know at least about one social networking site.

4.      48% of age group 18 - 34, check Facebook right when they wake up.

5.      People spends more than 6 hours daily on average.(Neilson 2011)

6.      Facebook is the most popular social networking site among Internet users in India.

7.  Users from Asia and Africa region have increased upto 24% and 27%, by the end of 2011.(SocialBakers.com)

8.     58% of Facebook users play online games on social networking sites with 60 million users playing it daily. Out of which 50% of them are women, who log in just to play games.

9.  21% of total Facebook gamers claim a self diagnosis of addiction to those games.

10..   LinkedIn is the most popular social networking site used for hiring employees. 80% of companies use LinkedIn as a recruitment tool.

11.  One in five employers search social networking sites to screen job candidates

12. 16% of workers who have social networking pages have modified the content to convey a more professional image to potential employers.

13.  There are more than 50,000 third-party apps for Twitter.

14.  Legal authorities such as forensic departments, police of India as well as of other few countries have found SNSs useful to gather information regarding the criminals, sometime to crack down those cases.

15. Over 750 million pics had been uploaded on Facebook during New Year's eve.

16.  70% of Japan social networking site user accesses their favorite sites on their mobile devices.

17.  Over 2.5 million websites have integrated with Facebook, including over 80 of comScore’s U.S. Top 100 websites and over half of comScore’s Global Top 100 websites.

18.  Google+ was the fastest social network to reach 10 million users at 16 days (Twitter took 780 days and Facebook 852 days)

19.  Over 250 million people engage with Facebook every month via external websites.

20.  Social media has overtaken porn as the No. 1 activity on the Web.


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