Video Infographic Compiles 2011 Social Media Statistics

By Megan O'Neill 

Social media has never been bigger, with hundreds of millions of people checking Facebook, Tweeting, posting and watching videos and sharing their lives on the web.  Videoinfographcs have released a new video infographic with the latest statistics, facts and figures about social media that were released in 2011.

The World of Social Media 2011 hit YouTube just over a week ago and includes stats about Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Google+, LinkedIn, Flickr, Instagram and more.

Did you know that at 135 million users, LinkedIn is 15 times the size of the population of New York?  Or that Twitter users send an average of 1,735 tweets per second, with an all time record of 8,900 tweets per second?  The average Facebook user now has 130 friends and spends 700 minutes on Facebook each month, and there are more Facebook users than motor vehicles.

Check out the full video infographic below and let us know what you think.  Do you find any of these statistics surprising?  Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below.

On a side note, I do want to point out that many infographics (including this video) are saying that 35 hours of video is uploaded to YouTube every minute.  In fact, back in May this statistic was upped to 48 hours of video being uploaded per minute.  Additionally, we reported last week that YouTube now sees 3.5 billion daily views.

Megan O’Neill is the resident web video enthusiast here at Social Times.  Megan covers everything from the latest viral videos to online video news and tips, and has a passion for bizarre, original and revolutionary content and ideas.