Interesting and Surprising Social Media Statistics

The press release for the upcoming social media summit  in October included some interesting media statistics:

   * Facebook claims that 50% of active users log into the site each day. This would mean at least 175m users every 24 hours.
   * Twitter now has 75m user accounts, but only around 15m are active users on a regular basis.
   * LinkedIn has over 50m members worldwide..
   * Facebook currently has in excess of 350 million active users on global basis.Six months ago, this was 250m…This means over 40% growth in less than 6 months.
   * Flickr now hosts more than 4 billion images.
   * More than 35m Facebook users update their status each day.
   * Wikipedia currently has in excess of 14m articles, meaning that it’s 85,000 contributors have written nearly a million new posts in six months.
   * Photo uploads to Facebook have increased by more than 100%. Currently, there are around 2.5bn uploads to the site each month.
   * Back in 2009, the average user had 120 friends within Facebook. This is now around 130.
   * Mobile is even bigger than before for Facebook, with more than 65m users accessing the site through mobile-based devices. In six months, this is over 100% increase.
   * There are more than 3.5bn pieces of content (web links, news stories, blog posts, etc.) shared each week on Facebook.
   * There are now 11m LinkedIn users across Europe.
   * Towards the end of last year, the average number of tweets per day was over 27.3 million.
   * The average number of tweets per hour was around 1.3m.
   * 15% of bloggers spend 10 or more hours each week blogging, according to Technorati’s new State of the Blogosphere.
   * At the current rate, Twitter will process almost 10 billion tweets in a single year.
   * About 70% of Facebook users are outside the USA.
   * India is currently the fastest-growing country to use LinkedIn, with around 3m total users.
   * More than 250 Facebook applications have over a million combined users each month.
   * 70% of bloggers are organically talking about brands on their blog.
   * 38% of bloggers post brand or product reviews.
   * More than 80,000 websites have implemented Facebook Connect since December 2008 and more than 60m Facebook users engage with it across these external sites each month.