Social Media Revolution

December 2, 2010 § Leave a comment

Social Media. You use it. If you say you don’t use it, you are lying because you are reading this blog right now. Right here, right now.

The author of Socialnomics, a book all about how businesses can use social media to get their brand out into the world, and hopefully produce a following, created this video, after the first one made in 2009 was quite a hit. The interesting thing is that many of the statistics are similar, but the numbers have changed.

Watch carefully.

The first A few interesting statistics from the first video:

-Ashton Kutcher and Ellen Degeneres have more followers on their twitter than the populations of Ireland, Norway and Panama.

-If you made $1 per article that was posted on Wikipedia, you would make $156 per hour. In 2009 it was $1,712. HOW DID THIS NUMBER GO UP SO MUCH IN ONE YEAR?

-If Facebook were a country, it would be in the 3rd spot right under India and China. In 2009 it was the 4th, right under the US.

Here’s an interesting thought? How many hours do you spend on facebook, and how many hours do you spend with your friends? Though people of our generation don’t consider it a real shame to be constantly connected, imagine how your grandparents feel. There is virtually no way for them to learn this new technology and succeed at it.

Ever wonder about the ads on the side of your web page that advertise for specific things that you may be interested in? How’d I get that ad for cat food? Somehow, the internet takes keywords from emails, profiles, messages, and quotes, and relate them to an advertisement that you may or may not be interested in. Could this be considered an invasion of privacy? Or is everything on the internet fair game?

The internet is creating new rules, new standards, and new views on issues. The question is, how much of your life will be determined by the rules (or lack thereof) of the internet?





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