Social Media is Not a Waste of Time [Infographic]

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By Neil Vidyarthi 

In the history of technology, every new movement is accompanied by a swell of irascible naysayers, claiming the technology is subverting our traditional values.  With social media, it’s no different.  With reports of addiction and criticisms of its frivolous nature abounding, Facebook, Twitter and other services typically face some heat.  A new infographic from school.com attempts to correct this thinking.

Here are a few impressive and enlightening statistics:

  • 41% of the class of 2011 used social media in their job search.
  • 4 out of 5 internet users visit social networks and blogs.
  • Twitter gets 170 million Tweets a day.
  • Users spend 53.5 Billion minutes on Facebook a day.

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