Here's a fast link with some interesting SOCIAL MEDIA STATISTICS that show what a phenomenon social networking is.
I've been playing with this for a while, I guess you could call it, because I'm not nearly at the level of a lot of ActiveRainers as far as the intricacies of the whole social networking world.
I've been intrigued by twitter mainly, for whatever reason. It's fast and you can pick up a lot of news from your 'followers.' For example last week I learned that a legal firm in Charlotte had laid off 28 employees. Also I connected with a golf course that signed on to put their tweets out for the world, and in the same day was offered a free round of golf, so you can't argue with that.
I'm following two governors out of the 50, and have been followed back by one of them. Our SC 'guv' right here in Columbia hasn't followed me back, but I suppose I'll keep following him, although I normally don't follow folks for long if they don't follow me back... What's the point?
At any rate, enjoy the stats. Some of them are mind-boggling!
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