In the last decade, social media has taken human interactions to a whole new level. More than half of the world’s population uses social media in some capacity which means 1.2 billion people log in regularly. A new infographic by Social Jumpstart and hasai featured in this Mashable article has some more amazing statistics including:
- In 2012, 50% of ALL internet users had signed into a social network
- Of that percent, 63.2% visited a social network at least once a month
- Facebook took the No. 1 social media spot in 127 of the 136 countries on the list
- Bangkok, Thailand, has the most Facebook users out of any city in the world
What do you think about these findings? Do you think social media brings the world closer or actually puts a wedge between us?
On Tuesday (January 14, 2013), Facebook unveiled the updates to its app which include free calls using your phone’s broadband connection.
However, don’t expect your Facebook call to ring like a normal call – you’ll receive a push notification from a person who has the same feature on their phone. (add a sentence here)
Will you use this new Facebook feature or stick to Skype? Tell me your thoughts.
Instagram is one hot commodity. The photo sharing site released some numbers this week that might blow your mind.
According to a TechCrunch article, Instagram has more than 90 million monthly active users who upload up to 40 million photos a day. That’s a lot of food and city skyline shots!
Do you use Instagram regularly? Do you tend to share your Instagram photo on other social media sites like Facebook or Twitter or do you keep it contained to one site?
There’s been a lot of press over Notre Dame star linebacker Manti Te’o being ‘catfished’ online. According to the story, the football player’s alleged online girlfriend died the same day as his grandmother from cancer only to find out later she was a complete fabrication.
‘Catfishing’ or impersonating someone else online has gained widespread attention lately with the MTV show, Catfish, where the host helps lovesick people figure out if the person they met online is really who they say they are. It’s not only an entertaining show, but it shows the power of social media and the internet.
Have you ever been ‘catfished?’ How did the person find you and what were some red flags that you now know to look for?