Social media revolution

October 20, 2009 at 2:00 am 3 comments

Here’s a really interesting video on social media. I have to admit I haven’t heard of Hulu have you? Hang on….let me see….okay found it. Hulu offers commercially supported streaming video of TV shows and movies from NBC, Fox, ABC and other networks. I found one of my fav TV shows on it: Glee. But bummer: Hulu can only stream videos within the United States.

Some really powerful stats in this video, which suggests that social media is the biggest social shift since the Industrial Revolution. Here are a few tidbits:

  • social media has overtaken porn as the #1 activity on the internet (frankly, I reckon porn is dated stuff associated with Hugh Hefner and the 1980s);
  • it took radio 38 years to reach 50 million users; TV 13 years; and Facebook – less than 9 months to reach 100 million users (scary);
  • if Facebook was a country, it would be the 4th largest;
  • the fastest growing segment on Facebook is 55-65 year old females.

Fascinating stuff. Watch the video and tell me what you think.

Entry filed under: Facebook, Social media, Useful resources, YouTube.

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Baoman  |  October 20, 2009 at 3:15 pm

    Download and install hotspot shield if you want to use Hulu outside the USA … …. no-one can know where you actually are located …

  • 2. Tim  |  October 20, 2009 at 6:51 pm

    It’s a great video, and its been around in one form or another for quite a while. It used to have line in it which said that 50% of people will have jobs which dont exist yet by such and such a date.

    The only problem I have with it is where do the numbers come from? Looks very impressive, but who knows how many of the “facts” can be verified

  • 3. thinkingshift  |  October 20, 2009 at 7:09 pm

    Hey Tim, yeah good point on the verification business. Still a good video as you say – I plan to use it for snr mgt who just “don’t get” social media 🙂
    Baoman: excellent, thx for the link!!


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