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Social Media beats out Online Porn in popularity, according to survey

Posted by on 30/06/2011

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Yes, it seems Social Media has jumped ahead of online pornography in terms of popularity, according to a newish company called Socialnomics.

Founded by Erik Qualman, writer of #1 Best Selling International Book Socialnomics: How Social Media Transforms the Way We Live and Do Business, the site was created to give users an overview of a wide range of social statistical information about popular trends and happenings taking place on sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Orkut, LinkedIn and pretty much any other social media outlet in existence, among other things. His book also gives a lot of insight in various statistics into social campaigns such as how Obama made his name via Facebook and Twitter, who topped and who dropped in the Twitter world and how users have become more self-centered due to becoming more social online.

Some of the most interesting figures includes surveys showing social media being more popular online pornography. Other stats show that 1 in 5 couples meet each other via social means, 3 in 5 homosexuals meet through the web and that 1 in 5 end up being divorced because of Facebook (hopefully not the ones that met there in the first place). Another bit of info shows that 50% of the world’s population is under the age of 30 and that group now think of a cereal when they hear the name Dracula, but think of Vampires when they refer to f*gs *cough cough* such as Jacob and Edward from Twilight.

Qualman also published Infographics from other organizations, with one of them focusing on how students get better grades with the assistance of social media.

Social media has become quite a powerful tool, and with more sites popping up on a daily basis (Google+ being the latest), folks are moving away from the activities of the olden days towards the newfangled online social lifestyle. Be sure to check out the Socialnomics site here.

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