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Future Effects of Social Media Use

Future Effects of Social Media Use

Mobile phones and the effects of social media use are changing the way we communicate and get information¹. Smartphones, IPad, tablet PCs and wireless technology have grown social media from an interesting curiosity to a fact of life.

2012 stats – A peek into Social Media’s future

  • Adults are catching up to teens in social media use
  • Out of the 6 Billion People on the planet, 4.8 billion have a mobile phone, while only 4.2 billion have a toothbrush.²
  • 27% of all mobile phones in the world are Smartphones.³
  • In a few short years, Earth will likely be home to more smartphones and tablets than human beings.¹ª
  •  66% of online internet users consume social media. Out of that number, the breakdown between ages of users is 72%  for adults ages 30-49  and 86% for teens and young adults ages 18-29 years old.²ª
  • Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest are leading the Social Media flux with a combined 900 Million active users.³ª

Consumers across the globe now carry their cell phones everywhere they go accessing and increasing demand for social media sites. As Generation Y (young adults 18-29) becomes older and mobile devices become more available to the mass population, Generation Y social media use is likely to remain high. Add in the children of Generation Y who will likely participate in high levels of social media, and we’re looking at a future that will transform how we live, do business and interact with people all over the world through social media.

Bigfin.com

¹www.pewinternet.org/Commentary/2012/March/Pew-Internet-Social-Networking-less-detail.aspx
²The Mobile Marketing Association of Asia
³thenextweb.com/mobile/2011/11/29/report-smartphones-account-for-just-27-of-all-mobile-phones-worldwide/
¹ªnews.yahoo.com/future-smartphone-growth-numbers-094500899.html
²ªwww.pewinternet.org/Commentary/2012/March/Pew-Internet-Social-Networking-less-detail.aspx
³ªExperian Marketing


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One response to “Future Effects of Social Media Use”

  1. Anna says:

    Schools are even taking the Social Media to effect. They are going paperless this year. The school wants to use the Mac books for everything. Will this effect the way students learn?

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