Virtual communities, the 100+ million club

Virtual communities, the 100+ million club

Much debate exists regarding what an active user is on the multitude of virtual communities. Facebook has defined an active account as one that logs in at least once a month.

Facebook reached the 1 billion mark in October of 2012. Many other well known (and not so well known) virtual communities are in this 100+ million club including Skype, Twitter, Google+, and LinkedIn.

Over 50% of the world population is under 30 y.o. and social networking now accounts for 22% of all time spent online in the US.

What happens in Vegas stays on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Flickr…

Are you helping these stats?

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The Power of a Tweet Where 1 Equals 1750 but 99% of it is Noise

The Power of a Tweet Where 1 Equals 1750 but 99% of it is Noise

Twitter celebrated 200 million tweeps signing up in 2011. It is estimated this number was over 500 million signups in 2012. There is some controversy in the industry as many estimate only one third of those are still active. Twitter was quiet about this “achievement”.

One thing that cannot be ignored is the power of the tweet. Each time you a tweet is sent out, all the people following that account receive it. Also re-tweets come into play which further amplify the reach.

Over 200 million tweets were being sent daily in 2011 resulting in an estimated 350 billion tweets delivered each day. On average, that would be 1750 tweets delivered for every tweet sent.

Unfortunately a lot of this results in “noise” and it becomes difficult to sift through it to find unique worthwhile content.

On a good note, anything relating breaking news around the world will be tweeted immediately. Other news outlets need time to digest and respond.

Do you get discouraged sifting through all the noise?

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Facebook – 1 Billion Active Monthly Users

Facebook – 1 Billion Active Monthly Users

On October 4th 2012, Mark Zuckerburg (Facebook CEO), announced they reached the 1 billion mark. That is, one billion monthly active users. This means they have 1 billion people checking the Facebook site at least once a month. Mr Zuckerburg even made a personal post on his wall.

The total world population was estimated to be over 7 billion earlier this year. Over one seventh of the world population actively uses Facebook…

They also claim to have over 600 million mobile users which was included in a fact sheet they made available with this announcement.

Considering the amount of people living in poverty, the overall age distribution of the world population, and what defines an active user, can Facebook continue to grow?

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Top 10 Facebook Fan Pages (as of Oct1/12)

Top 10 Facebook Fan Pages (as of Oct1/12)

I was preparing for updated social media presentations (http://DavidPapp.com) and updated my video of top 10 Facebook fan pages. This is a video created for my presentation. Enjoy!

The top 10 as of October 1, 2012 were:

  1. Facebook
    75.6 Million
  2. Texas Holdem Poker
    64.8 Million
  3. YouTube
    63.1 Million
  4. Eminem
    61.1 Million
  5. Rihanna
    60.3 Million
  6. The Simpsons
    54.8 Million
  7. Shakira
    54.6 Million
  8. Lady Gaga
    53.1 Million
  9. Coca-Cola (Coke)
    52.0 Million
  10. Michael Jackson
    51.8 million

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Top 10 Twitter Accounts by Most Followers (as of Sept23/12)

Top 10 Twitter Accounts by Most Followers (as of Sept23/12)

I was preparing for updated social media presentations (http://DavidPapp.com) and updated my video last year of top 10 Twitter accounts with the most followers. This is a video created for my presentation. Enjoy!

The top 10 as of September 23, 2012 were:

  1. Lady Gaga (@ladygaga)
    29.7 Million
  2. Justin Bieber (@justinbieber)
    28.2 Million
  3. Katy Perry (@katyperry)
    26.8 Million
  4. Rihanna (@rihanna)
    26.0 Million
  5. Britney Spears (@britneyspears)
    20.5 Million
  6. Barack Obama (@BarackObama)
    20.0 Million
  7. Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13)
    18.8 Million
  8. akira (@shakira)
    18.2 Million
  9. YouTube (@YouTube)
    17.0 Million
  10. Kim Kardashian (@KimKardashian)
    16.2 million

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Top 7 YouTube Videos by Most Views (as of Sept23/12)

Top 7 YouTube Videos by Most Views (as of Sept23/12)

I was preparing for updated social media presentations (http://DavidPapp.com) and updated my video of top 7 YouTube videos by most views. This is a video created for my presentation. Enjoy!

The top 7 as of September 23, 2012 were:

  1. Justin Bieber
    Baby ft. Ludacris
    781 Million
  2. Jennifer Lopez
    On The Floor ft. Pitbull
    599 Million
  3. Eminem
    Love The Way You Lie ft. Rihanna
    497 Million
  4. Shakira
    Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)
    493 Million
  5. Lady Gaga
    Bad Romance
    487 Million
  6. LMFAO
    Party Rock Anthem ft. Lauren Bennett, GoonRock
    484 Million
  7. Charlie bit my finger – again !
    478 Million

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