Still on the fence about whether your business should be active on the Social networks like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and more? Perhaps you don't see the value or maybe it still seems like "just a fad" to you.

Well, here is a little reality jolt for you from around the web.





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Twitter is the 9th most popular site in the world. (Source: Alexa)

Twitter is now available in 28 different languages around the world with Arabic, Farsi, Hebrew and Urdu being the latest languages added. (Source:

19% of Twitter users found brands to follow on the service. (Source:

Overall, 50% said that after following a company’s tweets they were more likely to purchase from the firm, and among men the share was 55% (Source:

There are 11 new Twitter accounts created every second.  (Source: WebAnalyticsWorld)


Fifty-six percent of consumers said they are more likely to recommend a brand to a friend after becoming a fan on Facebook. (Mashable)

There are 845 Million monthly active Facebook users (Source: SeachEngineJournal)

48% of 18-34 year olds check Facebook when they wake up, with 28% doing so before even getting out of bed. (Source: DigitalBuzzBlog)

Approximately 1 in every 13 people in the world is on Facebook. (Source: OnlineSchools)

Women have 55% more posts on their walls then Men. (Source: HubSpot)


Pinterest had 10.4 Million members as of February 2012 of which over 80% were female. (Source: MediaBistro)

The average Pinterest user spends 98 minutes per month on the site, compared to 2.5 hours on Tumblr, and seven hours on Facebook.(Source: TechCrunch)

Pinterest is retaining and engaging users as much as two to three times as efficiently as Twitter was at a similar time in history. (Source: RJMetrics)

Hubspot reports Pinterest drove nearly 200 more referrals to its website than Google+ did during February 2012. (Source: Hubspot)



If you have questions about getting your business into the social media mix or you just don't have the time to do it yourself, give us a call.