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Some social media statistics published two articles this week with some interesting social media statistics:

Facebook has 1,86 billion users ( who login at least once per month ), that is one fourth of the world population ! This can be read also in their 2016 annual report.

Youtube user watch one billion hours of videos -> daily. One person would need 100.000 years to watch that amount of videos. This also can be read in their official blog.

5 blog comments below

Happy to say I am NOT one of the 1.86 billion on Facebook. Don't even have an account there.
standready on Sat Mar 04, 2017 5:46 pm
I'm with Stand. I don't have an account with Facebook and never will. Can't help but wonder though how the stats are calculated.
deanhills on Mon Mar 06, 2017 12:08 am
The Medical Faculty of University of Pittsburgh has performed a study according to which people feel more lonesome the more they use Facebook.
Thus Facebook as a so called Social Software seems to achieve the opposite of being social.
amagard on Wed Mar 08, 2017 3:05 pm
I'd love to ditch Facebook... unfortunately, my circle of friends use it heavily to communicate and organize getting together. They have no interest in finding a different solution for group communication, though I know of several systems that are better for it, and don't have all the additional baggage that Facebook brings along.

That said, Facebook definitely has had boons for lots of people - allowing people to keep up with one another that otherwise may never have had interpersonal contact after leaving one another's meatspace social circles, for example, or allowing organizations to disseminate information to lots of people easily. For example, I'm a member of the Biological Survey of Canada, Facebook allows the organization to share new research, publications, etc. to members and non-members alike quite quickly, including interesting information from other related organizations. Yeah, various social media platforms have flaws, but, there are also benefits.
Ankhanu on Wed Mar 08, 2017 5:18 pm
I think Facebook is a thing many either hate or love.
It is also a thing you can use in a more or less smart way. It has risks and benefits, like everything else in life.
I have been in Nepal last year and like to stay in touch with the porter and sherpa from our hiking group through Facebook. I like it because I like them, but also because they live in a very different culture and it is simply very exciting to perceive a bit of that. I also stay in touch with some colleagues from the company I work for who live somewhere else on this planet and Facebook gives me a chance to know them a bit better and see what culture they live in.
amagard on Wed Mar 15, 2017 10:54 am

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