Facts About Social Media, Especially Facebook, You Might Want to Know!


Written by Mommy Tina

Do you know that as of June 20, 2012, according to socialbakers.com, there are already 30,094,560 (30 million, 94 thousand, and 560) Facebook users in the Philippines alone? This makes the Philippines #8 in the ranking of all Facebook statistics by Country. According to them, 30.12 % of the country’s population has Facebook accounts and 93.13% of the whole Filipino online population (Filipinos who use the Internet) has Facebook accounts.

Statisticbrain.com conducted a research on November12, 2012 and has found that “online social networks have emerged as the new way in which people connect socially”. Facebook is the number 1 social media network with over 1.2 billion members.

In the said study done by statisticbrain.com in 2012, there are 1.2 billion Facebook users worldwide. In the same study they found that 98% of 18 to 24 year olds have Facebook accounts and that 11% of the people on earth use Facebook.

Here are additional data from the said website on Social Media use that you might find interesting:

Social Network Statistics Data
Total number of Facebook users worldwide 1.2 Billion
Total percentage of 18-24 year olds who already use social media 98%
Total percentage of people on Earth who use Facebook 11%
Total amount of minutes people spend on Facebook every month 700 billion
Average amount of time a person uses Facebook per month 15 hours 33 minutes
Total amount of people who access Facebook with phone 250 million
Total amount of websites that have integrated with Facebook 2.5 million
Total pieces of content shared on Facebook each month 70 billion
Total amount of unique YouTube users per month 490 million
Total amount of YouTube page views per month 92 billion
Total amount hours spent on YouTube per month 2.9 billion
Total amount of articles hosted by Wikipedia 17 million
Average pictures uploaded to Flickr per minute 3,000
Total amount of pictures hosted by Flickr 5 billion
Average amount of tweets per day 190 million
Percent of teenagers who log on to Facebook over 10 times per day 22%
Percent of Facebook users under the age of 10 25%
Percent of teens that view social networks as unsafe 59%
Percent of Americans who aren’t confident in their ability to use privacy settings 24%


Top Ten Most Engaged Countries for Social Networking  Average Hours Per Month
Israel 11.1
Argentina 10.7
Russia 10.4
Turkey 10.2
Chile 9.8
The Philippines 8.7
Colombia 8.5
Peru 8.3
Venezuela 7.9
Canada 7.7
United States 7.6


In the Philippines, according to rappler.com, 5 Filipinos open a Facebook account per minute. Interestingly, according to the result of the survey, most of the Facebook users (52%) in the Philippines are young and mostly female. 39% of the country’s Facebook users are 18 to 24 years old and 24% are 25-34 years old.

Now looking at all these numbers, I can not help but wonder how Facebook is now influencing the lives of all its 1.2 billion users all over the world.


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