Stats of the Week May 25, 2012

Written by: Digitally Approved
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Every week we compile lots of interesting stats here at Fanscape. Here are some of our favorites from this week:

Interesting Stats about Social Media and Social Actions

  • There are now more than 1 billion users of social media worldwide, most on mobile. More.
  • ¬†Millennials (93%) continue to use Facebook more than any other site, far exceeding Twitter (53%), Google+ (45%), LinkedIn (32%), Tumblr (31%), and Pinterest (26%). More.
  • ¬†46% of total global consumers are willing to pay extra for products and services from companies that have implemented programs that give back to society. More.

Data About TV/Movie Viewers

  • 19% of viewers say they have been activated by social media to start watching a TV show.¬† (5% say always or frequently)
  • 10% start conversations because of the shows/movies they watch
  • 6% say they participate in social media while viewing a show.

Just For Fun

  • Lightning strikes about 6,000 times per minute on this planet!
  • A toothpick is the object most often choked on by Americans!
  • The yo-yo was originally a weapon used in the Philippine jungles.