Living Stats

Social media (the sharing web) is growing at a exponential growth. Gary Hayes decided to put together this little Flash app (which is in constant development) showing how active & dynamic the Social Web is.

Below are some of the key data points that the ‘Gary’s Social Media Count’  is based on (many will be updated!).

  • 20 hours of video uploaded every minute onto YouTube (source YouTube blog Aug 09)
  • Facebook 600k new members per day, and photos, videos per month, 700mill & 4 mill respectively (source Inside Facebook Feb 09)
  • Twitter 18 million new users per year & 4 million tweets sent daily (source TechCrunch Apr 09)
  • iPolicy UK – SMS messaging has a bright future (Aug 09)
  • 900 000 blogs posts put up every day (source Technorati State of the Blogosphere 2008)
  • YouTube daily, 96 million videos watched, $1mill bandwidth costs (source Comscore Jul 06 !)
  • UPDATE: YouTube 1Billion watched per day SMH (2009)- counter updated!
  • Second Life 250k virtual goods made daily, text messages 1250 per second (source Linden Lab release Sep 09)
  • Money – $5.5 billion on virtual goods (casual & game worlds) even Facebooks gifts make $70 million annually (source Viximo Aug 09)
  • Flickr has 73 million visitors a month who upload 700 million photos (source Yahoo Mar 09)
  • Mobile social network subscribers – 92.5 million at the end of 2008, by end of 2013 rising to between 641.6-873.1 million or 132 mill annually (source Informa PDF)
  • SMS – Over 2.3 trillion messages will be sent across major markets worldwide in 2008 (source Everysingleoneofus sms statistics)

Some of the sources for the mobile counter

  • TechCrunchies – Mobile Video Viewers Statistics
  • AdMob June 2009 Mobile Metrics Report
  • PortioDirect Mobile Factbook 2009
  • Mashable – CITA report – 4.1 Billion SMS Messages Are Sent Daily USA
  • iPolicy UK – SMS messaging has a bright future
  • Research and Markets Global Mobile Broadband – Statistics and Trends
  • Smartbrief Sharp Increase in Mobile Internet Adspend…
  • ABI Research In 2014 Monthly Mobile Data Traffic Will Exceed 2008 Total
  • HotHardware Huge Growth in Daily Mobile Web Access
  • Ecoustics
  • Cio GPS Enabled Mobile Phone Shipments to More than Double Over Next Five Years
  • Nielsen Americans Watching More TV Than Ever: Web and Mobile Video Up too
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