If you are one of those people who sit around bagging me for the amount of times I check my iPhone or sit logged in at my computer checking my updates, watching videos, sending tweets, taking videos and posting them to Vimeo and YouTube and still don’t quite understand why or what makes it tick then you need to sit back and understand a few things.
Let’s start with this really cool video.
200 billion of the 247 billion emails sent last year were spam? WTF? Apart from that you get the general idea when the map data shows up about Social networks in Australia. Did you catch that bit? Go back and watch it again – it’s about 3:40 on the timeline and shows Social Networks by country. Now not completely sure how data accurate that is but we (Australia) show up as 100% saturated in Facebook.
I am not the only one! Get the hell off my back!
And just for experiments sake I have been fasting from Facebook for a full week now. It started with Feb Fast where I abstained from drinking alcohol for the month of February and decided to continue that into March and for the next wee while, as I feel pretty good for it, and I got to thinking, am I really spending too much time on Facebook? Do I really get that much value out of it?
And shockingly the answer was – wait for it – no. There are moments of pure gold when my really clever and interesting friends share really clever and interesting things, but mostly it is filled with mind numbingly stupid comments about waking up, sleeping, eating, vapid thoughts and loose gay men sleazing all over each other. That comment colours the gay community one way but I’m sorry and feel the need to apologise and simultaneously condemn them/us. Gay men seem to turn every Social Network I have trialled into a chat room or pickup joint quicker than you can say can Alakazaar Boob Job Nipple Twister. So I have given it up for now. I can do without it. I am blogging more, that is for sure…
Anyway, I digress. Check out some of those stats on the above video. Facebook alone serves up some 260 billion page views per month.
The blog you are reading right now is one of 126 million. That’s impressive.
YouTube alone serves up 1 billion videos a day!
I personally love a picture – you know the adage – one picture tells a thousand stories. Well check out this very clever infographic from the guys over at Mashable that tells the state of the internet in 2009.
Then consider this one that dishes up the goods on Twitter perceptions of Google Buzz.
Very clever those guys at Mashable are, so what about you – still trying to tell me you still don’t get the need for all of this Social Media stuff? My mum is 78 and even she get’s it.
What is wrong with YOU?