Social Media

DMR articles about social media statistics, strategy and trends.

The Selfie; Has Your Brand Got The Picture?

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It is an undeniable fact that the entire world is ‘selfie’ obsessed, but has your business got the picture when it comes to maximising the benefit of this trend?

Selfie, 2013’s word of the year, has quickly taken the social media world by storm and it’s now totally engrained in not just our online, but our everyday lives. The hashtag and the selfie are arguably the strongest couple of the 21st century and have quickly become a fundamental part of modern-day life.

You’ll Be Surprised at How Many Android Apps are Only Used Once (New and Updated Google Stats)

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Without a doubt, the company that I had the most stats to get caught up on was Google. It is really difficult to keep up with Google stats given how many different measurable (and sizable) tentacles there are in the Google conglomerate. That said, last week’s quarterly earnings report gave me a good excuse to chip away at the log jam and get caught up a bit with Google stats.

Here are just a few of the many Google stats either added or updated in this round. As always, see the bottom of this post for links to all of my Google posts for hundreds more stats.

How Many College Students Tweet Daily? (New and Updated Twitter Stats)

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Next up for a round of stat updates is Twitter. Twitter released their financials late last week to mixed reviews. User totals haven’t grown too significantly over the past 3 months, but I did update all of the tidbits that came out of the filings along with a bunch of backlogged stats that I was able to add in.

Here is a sampling of this round of Twitter stat updates and additions. For hundreds more, please visit the various Twitter stat posts listed at the bottom of this post.

How Many People Now Use Facebook on a Mobile Device? (New and Updated Facebook Stats)

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For digital stat geeks, Facebook’s quarterly earnings report and ensuing conference call are always something to look forward to and last week’s reports certainly did not disappoint. I spent a little quality time with my various Facebook stat posts over the weekend and got added/updated everything from the reports, along with other stats that I have put aside recently. The result is a bunch of new and updated stats on each of the posts.

Below are a few of the new and updated Facebook stats from this round. For hundreds more, please check out each of the posts linked at the bottom of this post.

HUGE Updates to Social Media User Total Post- Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Netflix, Tinder, Vimeo, Yelp, etc…

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I just completed what may have been my biggest update ever to my big user stat post. Between all the publicly traded companies reporting their quarterly financials (and user totals) and just getting caught up on a backlog of updates, I got a bunch in this time.

Below are a few of the many user totals that were updated. As always, be sure to check out the entire list of 700+ social networks, apps and digital services for a complete listing of how many people use what.

Can You Copyright a Tweet?

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We were recently quoted in an online magazine article; our picture, our name and our original tweet. In fact, it was a screen shot of what we had written on a fairly controversial topic! We were never informed that we had been quoted and would never have seen it if it wasn’t for Google Alerts. In short, our permission was never sought. In the journalism world, this would have been a sure no-go; quoting someone on a controversial subject without their knowledge, could get them into a sticky situation.

So, this led us to the million dollar question…..can you copyright a tweet?