Social media is a blur of tweets, shares and content. No longer is it just used by the young and the restless. It is global and embedded in every corner of the web.
So some questions. Which age groups are using social media, what countries are big Facebook users and what percentage are using mobile to access social media?
This is the who and the where of social media users.
The paradigm of social media only being used by the younger generation should be put to rest now.
Facebook is still the biggest kid on the block, but there are some pundits predicting that by 2016 Google+ will surpass Facebook on "social sharing"".
Here are some of the latest figures to mull over.
Prying the numbers out of Google for Google+ has always been a challenge. A bit like getting a date with the prettiest girl in the class. Not impossible but it doesn't happen very often.
So what are the latest numbers?
When you consider that Google+ has only been around for less than three years, then it is a success on many levels. So Google must be happy with with its investment, which is north of $500 million that it initially invested in Google+
Twitter has to be taken seriously. Last year it took off its short pants and become a public company. So what is happening in the Twittersphere?
Twitter has also made some changes in the last few months that has made it more visual and engaging. Business should no longer be ignoring the 140 character pip squeak.
We haven't mentioned some important social media channels. These include. Pinterest, Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube, Tumblr, Vine, Slideshare and many others.
This year expect the visual social media networks to hit more home runs.
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Here is an Infographic from Search Engine Journal that provides a visual medium for the social media facts and statistics you should know in 2014.
Source : www.jeffbullas.com