And here's another great take on the social medial revolution --
Remember a few years back when the question was asked Is social media a fad? Sounds like a funny question today doesn't it? I think we all know the answer is no. But I got to wondering just how have things changed over the past couple of years because of this phenomenon?
Let's look back... back when this the Social Media revolution hit the streets.. did you think it was just something new? I think I did until the numbers being thrown around hit me smack dab in the middle of the eye! Remember the 1st video that came that we watched last year called Did you Know? Here are some of the stats from that video:
- 1 out of every 8 people met online
- My Space if it were a country would be the 5th largest
- there were 31 billion searches on Google every month (in 2006 that number was 2.7 billion)
- the number of text messages being sent out every day exceeded the the total population of the planet
So now today, since we have embraced this new socialnomics revolution how has it changed us?
Well there's a refresh of the original videos with some new statistics;
- 96% of millennials have joined social network
- now Facebook tops Google for weekly traffic in the US
- now 1 out of 8 couples married met via social media
- if Facebook were a country it would be the 3rd largest in the world above the United States!
- 80% of companies use SM for recruitment
- YouTube is the 2nd largest search engine in the world
- there are over 200,000,000 BLOGS!!
- 60 MILLION status updates happen on Facebook daily!
- YouTube is now the 2nd largest search engine in the world
I did find it very interesting though that the refresh doesn't mention Twitter.
What I take away from all of this is that I see the shift clearer. The shift that is happening is not just happening on the social side (albeit that's a biggy too) but on the way business is taking place The way we do business has changed and it looks like it was changed exponentially. There is something to this new Socialnomics.
Has your business model changed? Let me know ~ I know I'm still working on ours!
About the author: Pamela is a Raleigh Realtor with The St. Peter HomeSelling Team at Prudential YSU Realty in the Raleigh NC (Triangle) area
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