Social Media is here to stay. It was reported on the news that the killing of Osama Bin Laden was being tweeted live by Sohaib Athar as the raid occurred. As the death Bin Laden was being reported, over 4,000 tweets per second were being posted – the typical average is 600 per second. If you noticed, people at the Mets and Phillies game were getting the news of his death on their smart phones – no doubt many through social media postings. The question is, how did you hear about his death? I heard several people saw the postings on Facebook. If people are going to these sites so frequently and getting their news there, why aren’t you there?
People are getting the news of school delays from weather from social media sites as well as other news about friends and family. If you aren’t it the social media game, you will be out of the game before you know it.
- Check out the Facebook numbers – http://www.facebook.com/press/info.php?statistics
- Here are twitter’s numbers – http://www.marketingpilgrim.com/2011/03/twitter-by-their-numbers.html – there are over 460,000 new accounts per day in the last month alone!
- How about YouTube? http://www.reelseo.com/youtube-statistics/ - more of the same!
- Then there is Linkedin – over 100 million users and the identities are real people.
There are so many other sites but these are the some of the most visited. Get busy getting social if you want to survive and thrive in today’s business world. Get it? Got it? Good!
Now, go sell something!