The Big Three in Social Media

Social media has entered the modern world and took over the way the world communicates. Hitting record-breaking numbers the big three social media sites have shown the dramatic changes in so many different aspects of todays world. Here are a few statistics I found and facts about the way social media impacts different parts of the world and society.

Facebook Obsession

Facebook is the most popular site among the big names in social media, and the numbers show.

“Facebook in the last year has reached it 500 million member as well as reached  120 million unique visits per day.” This statistic is provided by Facebook’s Statistic Page

facebook like buttonLast Month, Facebook’s Like Button Celebrates its First Birthday– Mashables article discusses how features Facebook has introduced has become a phenomenon on many different levels.

The like button and icon has become an well known image throughout the online world and these statistic below show how universal this button is throughout the online world.

  • “Facebook said Thursday that 10,000+ websites add the Like Button every day — identical to what COO Sheryl Sandberg said in October last year.”
  • “The social network says more than 2.5 million websites have integrated with Facebook so far, including more than 80% of the top 100 websites in the U.S.”

Advertisement and business marketing plans have also been greatly affected by Facebook.

PR and Marketing have invest time and money itno their Facebook pressence. New job titles of Social media and community managers have emerged for all sizes of businesses.

Ecommerce has entered the Facebook trend announcing Express clothing line launced their catalog on Facebook making it first of it kind allowing people to shop directly on facebook. The catalog allows people to like, comments outfits and products according to Mashables article.

Express Screen Shot


Twitter just reached their 5th birthday as well as celebrated their record number of members and popularity as well. “Twitter currently has over 106 million accounts and generates over 180 million unique visits per day.”- Digitalbuzz

According to Huffignton Post article Twitter user statistics show stunning growth.

“In the past year alone, the average number of tweets per day has nearly tripled from 50 million to 140 million.”

Historic Tweets

History has been made with social networking sites especialy twitter. When braking news or big storys emerge, Twitter activity doubles and trending topics consist of mainly that infromation. Some famous and historic news events that happened on Twitter include:

  • Hudson River Landing Broke with a Twitpic and through Twitter with the help of Janis Krums. His tweet said, “There’s a plane in the Hudson. I’m on the ferry going to pick up the people. Crazy.
  • Michael Jackson death was a record at that time for the most tweets per second. Twitter statistic blog provided this data, “456 Tweets per second (TPS) when Michael Jackson died on June 25, 2009 (a record at that time).”
  • Justin Bieber the most followed account on twitter, prank tweeted a fans phone number, This fan phone began ringing of the hook and received 26,000 text messages.

Justin Bieber should also be noted has also for being the most tweeted invidual on Twitter. “On Twitter, the ultimate real-time metric of celebrity success moment by moment, Bieber’s name was tweet-checked 84,846 times in one day.” –Huffington Post


Youtube is the top video sharing social networking site currently on the web. Although a specialized site, Youtube numbers are just high as Facebook and Twitter.

“More than 13 million hours of video were uploaded during 2010 and 35 hours of video are uploaded every minute.” Youtube Statistic

The most viewed Youtube videos can be viewed on Youtube Charts page and currently Justin Bieber holds the record for his video Baby which has over 500 million views.

Youtube video consist of mainly user generated videos however, youtube is in the works of providing motion pictures.

“Google confirmedthe existence of its YouTube Movies service earlier today and has just released more details on which studios and movies will provide the 3,000 titles in its repertoire.” –Tech crunch

This new change can mean many of different thing like increase more of Youtube traffic, sites like Hulu can be affected if this change reaches more popularity and more archives.

To Sum up, The big three in social media Facebook, Twitter and Youtube have amazing popularity as well amazing features that has impacted many aspect of todays world. History is in the making as these sites only increase their popularity and usability from here.


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