By 2010, Gen Y will outnumber baby boomers. 96% of them have joined a social network. Social media has overtaken porn as the #1 activity on the Web. 1 out of 8 couples married in the US last year met via social media.
- Years to reach 50 million users:
* Radio: 38 years
* TV: 13 years
* Internet: 4 years
* iPod: 3 years
* Facebook: Added 100 million users in less than 9 months
* iPod applications: Downloads hit 1 billion in 9 months
If Facebook were a country, it would be the world’s 4th largest.
3. United States
Yet, China’s QZone is larger than Facebook with more than 300 million people using their services.
A 2009 study by the US Department of Education revealed that on average, online students outperformed those receiving face-to-face instruction. 1 in 6 higher education students are enrolled in an online curriculum.
80% of companies are using LinkedIN as their primary tool to find employees. The fastest growing segment on Facebook is 55-65 year old females.
Ashton Kutcher and Ellen Degeneres have more Twitter followers than the entire population of Ireland, Norway, and Panama. 80% of Twitter usage is on mobile devices. People update anywhere, anytime. Imagine what that means for bad customer experiences.
Generation Y and Z consider email passé. In 2009, Boston College stopped distributing email addresses to incoming freshmen.
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