The sheer preponderance of numbers in our world today is overwhelming.
Looking at them, you get jaded in short order. The eyes gloss over. Relevance and perspective can get lost.
Not to add fuel to the fire, but I ran across a site the other day that may have that exact effect on you.
HOW MANY PEOPLE USE 370 OF THE TOP SOCIAL MEDIA, APPS, AND TOOLS (January 2014 data)
First of all 370…!!!!!!! Amazing. Some sites here I’ve never heard of.
The list is alphabetical, so you have to get to the last page to find Twitter (500 million) and YouTube (4-billion views per day, 1-billion users). Google+ is at 300-million, and FaceBook is at 1.4 billion worldwide. LinkedIn, 260-million
I know these gross numbers don’t tell the whole story. For instance, the list claims only 215 million ACTIVE users on Twitter. Gee, only 215 million.
Take a look through the list for Tumblr, MailChimp, InstaGram, Vimeo and others.
I stare at the mass of numbers, and start to gloss over, yes…but I also see a darn good argument against those who would pooh-pooh Social Media.
The opportunities in these figures boggle the mind. See you on Twitter..and have a wonderful weekend!