Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Powerful Video :: Why Social Media is Here to Stay

Via Ryan Seacrest.com {of all places!}

"In a YouTube video jam-packed with statistics on the alarming growth of social media platforms in recent years, a case is made that our society could be approaching the biggest shift since the Industrial Revolution.

Amid slick graphics and a hip soundtrack, the video spouts statistics including:

- Social media has overtaken porn at the #1 activity on the Web.
- 1 out of 8 couples married in the U.S. last year met via social media.
- Radio took 38 years to reach 50 million users, TV took 13 years, Internet took 4 years, yet Facebook took less that 9 months to add
100 million users.
- If Facebook were a country, it'd be the world's 4th largest following the U.S., India and China.

The video is produced by
Socialnomics.net, a social media blog run by Erik Qualman, a VP at EF Education, the world's largest private educator.

Where do YOU fit into this social media revolution?"


Dina Eisenberg said...

Social media has been an essential tool in researching and launching my wedding mediation site, PositivelyWed.com Twitter lets me meet marvelous colleagues like you while I see Facebook as the best way, besides my blog, to reach out to brides and grooms for a conversation. Video is next.

Being strategically involved with social media is so important I wonder about wedding industry folks who aren't using it.

Thanks for sharing that video, Rebecca.

Christine said...

It is so true - businesses are forced to be transparent because anyone can, and will, talk about them. Social media impacts us all. What people decides to do with it makes all the difference.

Unknown said...

Social media will help us to build brand awareness, find out what our target audience is talking about, so we will be able to identify needs and improve our customer services, in this time brides and grooms are making decissions based on relationships and recommendations.

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