Sep 30, 2016

Social Media Facts

A surge of new technologies and social media innovations is altering the media landscape and changing the way people behave.

Over one million books are published worldwide every year. A Google Book Search scanner can digitize 1,000 pages every hour. Americans have access to: 1,000,000,000,000 web pages, 10,500 radio stations, 5,500 magazines, and well over 200 cable TV networks.

There are 240,000,000 TVs in the US. More than 2,000,000 of them are in bathrooms.
Newspaper circulation is down 7 million over the last twenty five years, but in the last five years, unique readers of online newspapers are up over 30 million.

Traditional advertising is in steep decline while digital advertising is growing rapidly. More video was uploaded to YouTube in the last 2 months than if ABC, NBC, CBS had been airing new content 24/7/365 since 1948 (when ABC started broadcasting).

The number of unique visitors Myspace, YouTube, and Facebook receive every month, collectively is over 250 million. None of these sites existed 6 years ago. Wikipedia launched in 2001 and now features over 13 million articles in more than 200 languages.