Social media expert Jeff Bullas recently posted his 2013 21 Awesome Social Media Facts, Figures and Statistics.
Here is my Cliffs Notes version:
The number of people accessing the Internet via a mobile phone increased by 60.3% to 818.4 million in the last 2 years.
Facebook - first quarter of 2013
Daily active users have reached 665 million
Monthly active users have passed 1.1 billion for the first time
Twitter - is the fastest growing social network in the world by active users
44% growth from June 2012 to March 2013
288 million monthly active users
21% of the world’s internet population are using Twitter every month
Fastest growing age demographic is 55 to 64 year olds
1 billion unique monthly visitors
6 billion hours of videos are watched every month
YouTube reaches more U.S. adults ages 18-34 than any cable network
LinkedIn - the largest professional business network on the planet continues to grow but not at the pace of Twitter.
Over 200 million users
2 new users join it every second
64% of users are outside the USA