Social Media Revolution – Facts and Figures (Updated)

A few years ago, Erik Qualman, the author of Socialnomics, produced a popular video highlighting the impressive facts and figures about the growing popularity of social media.

Erik updated that video in 2010 and has just released a third update (below) which shows the impressive dominance of social media across the world.

Some examples mentioned in the video:

  • Over 50% of the world’s population is under 30 years old
  • Facebook would be the third largest country in the world (by population)
  • eReaders have surpassed traditional book sales
  • Social gamers will buy $6 billion of virtual goods by 2013
  • If Wikipedia were made into a book, it would be 2.25 million pages long.

Here’s the video with many more fascinating facts and figures: