It may seem to some that the only social media sites out there are Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn and Pinterest.
However, there is a sea of social networking sites that are currently active and some are being thought of, developed, and launched every so often.
The infographic we have today asks people whether businesses can stay afloat amid the deluge of information generated in the sea of social media platforms currently out there.
“Traditional social media platforms are evolving to stay relevant and new ones are cropping up at a rapid pace. The amount of content created is overwhelming.” the infographic from Earshot says. We couldn’t agree more.
Take for example Facebook, the world’s largest social networking site. As of mid-year 2012, the site had 819 million monthly active users, 699 million of whom are active daily. For daily photo uploads to the site, estimates vary but are generally are within the 200 to 300 million.
That’s a massive amount of data. We are sure that other social networks also generate user content at breakneck rates. In fact, the infographic supplies data to support that assertion.
According to this infographic, for every minute that passes:
– 347,000 tweets are posted,
– 2,000 Foursquare check-ins are logged,
– 1,090 Pinterest visits are recorded,
– 5,100 Instagram likes are made,
– 48 hours of YouTube video are uploaded,
– 3,600 Instagram photos are shared,
– and 510,000 Facebook comments are sent.