Stats of the Week June 28, 2013

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Every week we compile lots of interesting stats here at Fanscape. Here are some we thought we’d share with you from this past week:

LinkedIn Posting Big Numbers

LinkedIn posted a pretty Infographic yesterday on their blog boasting that more than 3 million companies have created Company Pages.  We wish they’d given us some more fun facts in this infographic, and this is really just an attempt to get more folks paying for their services, but heck, we’re fans of theirs so we’re happy to share.  Here are some highlights and the infographic:

  • 3 Million companies have Company Pages on LinkedIn
    • 500,000 have been added in the past 12 months
  • LinkedIn has over 225 Million users
  • There are 490 company names with the words “Ninja,” “Pirate,” or “Samurai” in them
  • Over 1,000 companies on LinkedIn focus on nanotechnology
    • Nanotechnology is the manipulation of matter on an atomic and molecular scale. (wikipedia)

Source: LinkedIn

Instagram Video Off To A Great Start

It’s only been live for a few days but already people are flocking to Instagram video and Vine might be a little worried…

  • In the first 24 hours, more than 5 million videos were uploaded
  • If you were to sit down and watch all of the videos uploaded to Instagram in just the first eight hours, it would take you an entire year.
  • The peak time when users were posting video came when the Miami Heat won the NBA championship. At this point, users were uploading 40 hours of video per minute.
  • According to a report from the BBC on Friday, statistics from Topsy showed a fall of almost half-a-million Vine shares on social networks just one day after the Instagram move.
  • In addition to the above, Instagram links increased by 300,000 while the following week, 50% more Instagram posts had appeared on social networks.
Source: GigaOM and PingZine 

Just For Fun

In honor of America’s Independence Day, here are some stats about fireworks:

  1. The earliest documentation of fireworks dates back to 7th century China. They were invented more than 2000 years ago in China.
  2. China is the largest manufacturer and exporter of fireworks in the world. 90% of all fireworks originate from here.
  3. The first recorded fireworks in England were at the wedding of King Henry VII in 1486.
  4. Dreaming about fireworks means that you like to be the center of attention and are showing off to others. It also symbolizes enthusiasm and exhilaration.
  5. A sparkler burns at a temperature over 15 times the boiling point of water. Three sparklers burning together generate the same heat as a blowtorch.
  6. The record for the largest firework display consisted of 66,326 fireworks and was achieved in Portugal in 2006.
  7. Static electricity in synthetic clothing can set off firecrackers. People making firecrackers wear only cotton clothing while making firecrackers.
  8. Italy was the first country to truly master and experiment with fireworks in Europe. They were the first to use shells for firecrackers to be loaded into canons and shot into the air.
  9. Half of all firework injuries are to children under the age of 16.
  10. At first fireworks were only orange and white. In the Middle Ages new colours were achieved by adding different salts. The hardest colour to create is blue.

Source: Absolutely Fireworks