You all know social media is growing bigger.
Did you know it’s growing weirder?
Evolution of any ecology happens in fits and starts. Mutants are born, thrive and lead to other mutants. And boy howdy, is this ever true in the growth of social media.
Here are 10 Surprising Social Media Facts, guaranteed for contagious chin scratching.
The holiday season already smothering us with Santa merchandise, Earth tones and soirees, these trivial bits should come in handy. If a conversation about the latest internet meme dries up, you can drop one of these.
Or, hey, you can always just share them on that “The Face Book” thing everybody’s talking about.
10. The Top Facebook Region is Tunisia
This is in terms of saturation. Still, it remains a mystery as to why. #2 is Turkey, by the way. Because…
9. Istanbul is The Most Facebook Saturated City
Supposedly, around 100% of Istanbul’s internet users are on Facebook. This comes as little surprise to anybody who has crested the 1,500 Friend mark.
8. Kaixin001 has the smartest population. And the manliest. And the poorest.
This Chinese social network is a piece of work. No less than 55% of its users have a graduate degree. Of them, a whopping 80% are male. But the biggest number is how little cash they have, 85% of users making less than $25K a year.
7. The Sharpest Rise in Traffic is by Foursquare
Welcome to the age of Geo-location and Mobile joining forces in social media. People love checking in. Check it out.
6. Iraq Has a Bigger Friendster Membership Than the USA
Social media can fade in one place and rise in another. The Pacific Rim leads Friendster membership, but Arabia is climbing.
5. Linkedin Only Rises Higher
Foursquare dominates sharpest increase, but Linkedin has the steadiest climb. Don’t doubt the relevance of social media to the job market.
4. MySpace Suffered the Sharpest Drop
From the heights of social sovereignty to amazing lows, MySpace is the model for how meteoric the social media market can be.
3. Tribe.net Gained, Then Lost, All its Traffic in 3 Months
From August ’08 to November ’08, Tribe.net tried to monetize subscriptions. The result? Total disaster. They gained, then lost, over 150% of their traffic. It’s been downhill since.
2. The Most Tweeters, Per Capita, Are Brazilian
Venezuela and Brazil lead Twitter demographic, with a majority of internet users Tweeting away.
1. The Most Female Social Network Is German
Wer-kennt-wen climbed from 57% female to 82% female over its brief, astronomic climb. This “German MySpace” must be doing something right.
Many thanks to Ignite Social Media for compiling this data.
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