Let's take a look at what the next 24 hours hold for the internet with regards to social media. In the next 24 hours...700 000 More people will join Facebook.
Tag, Post, View & Share more than 1 billion pieces of information. If the content were burgers, Facebook will move 238 times more burgers than McDonald's sells in one day. In the next 24 hours the virtual Facebook game, Farmville will sell more than R7 million in digital farming equipment. In fact, digital tractors are now outselling real ones all over the world.65 A million users now access Facebook from their smartphones. In the next 24 hours...90 000 iPhone and 160 000 Android devices will be sold.
Smartphones have put social in our hands.No wonder 300 000 people will join Twitter today sending more than 44481 tweets per minute - that is 64 million tweets per day. The most popular Twitter user - Lady Gaga has more followers than the US president and will reach more people with a single tweet than the most popular newspapers combined will reach in print today. YouTube is now the 4th most visited site in the world and the second largest search engine in the world. 24 Hours of video are uploaded every minute of each day. That is 1.1 billion hours of video content uploaded every 24 hours. So why are we telling you all of this?
One more fact:
Only 14% of people trust advertising and 90% of people trust recommendations via social media. This means if you are not SERIOUS ABOUT SOCIAL MEDIA - give it 24 hours to change your mind.