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Social Media Real Time Counter


Carole here – and one day I received an email from Zuzana Padychova asking me to look at her Infographic.  I did, I liked it, the link is at the end of this blog post.  It is truly interesting.  She designed a social media real time counter.

Social Media Is Growing Exponentially, Now You Can See This In Real Time

Guest Blog Post by:  Zuzana Padychova


Remember when if you had a phone it had to be connected to the wall? Some of us even sent handwritten letters, even though it was perhaps a novelty by then. Today our iPhones and Samsung Galaxies are so “smart” there are numerous ways communicate with other people from the single device. Call, text, instant message. Currently leading the pack is social media. Not only can we communicate with close friends, but also people from all over the world.


Data from the Pew Research Center reveals that over 70% of internet using American adults are active on social media. Facebook is still the most used platform and back on August 25, 2015, an astonishing 1 in 7 people on the entire planet logged on to check their walls or post an update.


From sharing photos of your friends partying, to sourcing the mainstream news networks with stories, to even fomenting multiple revolutions across the world – it’s fair to say that social media is taking the world by storm, and there’s no sign of it slowing down now that even the poorest regions of the world are getting online.


To really comprehend these statistics however it’s worth looking at them visually. That’s just what the new Social Media In Real Time counter has accomplished. The animated infographic displays all the key growth metrics from Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Tumblr, Google Plus, Instagram, Pinterest, Reddit, and LinkedIn.

Simply load the page and you will see a ticking clock and a widget for each site, allowing you to view the exponential growth of social media before your eyes. Want to know how many friend requests were sent on Facebook in 30 seconds? Now you can!


50,010 to be precise, though we can’t tell how many were actually accepted. The most common thing Facebook users do however is update their status. In the same time 146,490 updates were made, 24,990 of which were shared links. There were also 68,010 photos uploaded, and 75,000 instant messages sent.


If you don’t want to wait for the real time counter to reach a high number, you can also jump to statistics for an hour, day, month and year. There are a whopping 500 million Tweets posted in the average day, and 196 million photos uploaded to Facebook. Perhaps the biggest number is the 4 billion views a day for YouTube.


Other 1 Day Observations

– Twitter has less overall users but those users make more Tweets than the larger group of Facebook users make status updates.


– More photos are uploaded on Facebook that Instagram, even though Instagram is based around photos.


– Despite having far less users, Google Plus is growing at a rate faster than Facebook.


– The music video for Adele’s new single “Hello” garnered an extra 20 million views on YouTube, bringing the total to over 554.8 million.


– An extra 38,888 people followed Katy Perry on Twitter, bringing her total to over 78.3 million.



Want to see some other mind boggling statistics? Hop over to the Social Media in Real Time counter today!

Thanks so much Zuzana – clever young lady isn’t she?