How Social Media Impacts Me

I was surfing my one of my parenting forums today, because that’s what I do. I have several sites that I check daily. I may not post as often on them, but I do check them. One of the women posted this link to this You Tube video about Social Media.

That statistics that they gave were quite amazing. I use most of these sites/applications daily, but I never really thought about the number of people that do. My parents are just starting to see the trend also. My mom and dad kept asking me to teach them. It’s quite frustrating, as my mom can barely use her e-mail. I’ve tried, but they just don’t get it.

This is a part of my daily life. The people and sites that I connect with online, are just as much as a part of my real life as my co-workers, family, and neighbors. I actually like some of my online connections better. I have genuine bonds with these people through my computer and Blackberry. I have even taken the time to meet some of them.

My husband does not use social media as much as I do. Yet, he’s in a pretty technical business. I think one of the main factors is that he doesn’t have a smart phone, which was his own decision. But yet, once again, I got the plea at dinner last night.

“We should really get iPhones. It’s amazing the things that you can do with them”.

The video I posted above was done by the people from Socialnomics, a Social Media Blog. I have never visited this site before. I will be bookmarking and subscribing to it now.

Here are some of the Social Media statistics that they posted on their site.

*Social Media has overtaken porn as the #1 activity on the Web
*If Facebook were a country it would be the world’s 4th largest between the United States and Indonesia
*Ashton Kutcher and Ellen Degeneres have more Twitter followers than the entire populations of Ireland, Norway and Panama
*54% = Number of bloggers who post content or tweet daily
*78% of consumers trust peer recommendations
*24 of the 25 largest newspapers are experiencing record declines in circulation because we no longer search for the news, the news finds us

And if you don’t know what Social Media is? You do. Because you are reading this blog right now, which is a part of Social Media.

10 comments
Bethany
Bethany

Wow- those stats are so amazing. I definitely agree that it's a part of daily life. I can't even tell you how many people I've met online and then later in person- so many great friends. It's a wonderful tool when used properly! ;)

Queen Mumma
Queen Mumma

"This is a part of my daily life. The people and sites that I connect with online, are just as much as a part of my real life as my co-workers, family, and neighbors. I actually like some of my online connections better. I have genuine bonds with these people through my computer and Blackberry. I have even taken the time to meet some of them."Ditto. Ditto. Ditto.

Eli's Lids
Eli's Lids

I'm not sure why but it freaks me out a bit...

Hollie
Hollie

This video is awesome - love the stats!! It's amazing where social media is taking us - I am in for the ride!

Keva Kate
Keva Kate

Wow! Those statistics are pretty high. I knew that social media was taking over, but I guess I just didn't realize how many people used it. I can't complain though...I'm a habitual twitterer, blogger, facebooker, and lots of other things...thanks to my (fiance's) iPhone. :) I'll get one...soon.

Viva Run Vegas
Viva Run Vegas

Thank goodness for social media for I may have never met AJ!

Shuggilippo
Shuggilippo

The stats are pretty interesting. Good connecting with you in the holding cell yesterday. My ass was officially kicked as I pulled into my garage at 8pm. Yikes!-Jess

Aracely--Daytrippingmom
Aracely--Daytrippingmom

Thanks for sharing! The stats are very interesting and I agree that I usually check Tweets or Blogs for news updates.

starnes family
starnes family

Definitely stats that make sense these days. I find it interesting how Facebook has made such an enormous leap over My Space. I wasn't on My Space and love Facebook. I suppose it's the more respectable version of the two.

Janeen
Janeen

Julie that is so interesting! Those stats are amazing. Thanks for the share.