Over the past few years, social media networking sites have been growing rapidly — this is something we all might have obviously noticed already. The question is whether we’re aware of how many users there are out there across the world who cannot imagine their lives without their social media networks.
Here is a collection of forty useful and appealing social media infographics that will enrich our knowledge, our lives and thoughts about the advantages and disadvantages of such networks. If you have found an infographic you’ve found useful, feel free to share it with us!
Useful Social Media Infographics
The Boom of Social Sites
The explosion of social networking sites over the past decade has facilitated a transformation in the way we communicate with each other. Here we look at some of these communities with over 1 million users, both active and defunct:
Facebook is the most dominant brand in the world of social media. Ever wonder how? Click the image below to view a comprehensive infographic:
Age Distribution on Social Networking Sites
Here’s some interesting statistics regarding the age distribution across many of the popular social networking websites:
A HubSpotter’s Guide to the (Social Media) Galaxy
Learn how marketers should explore new frontiers of social media, the blogoshere and more:
Average Age of a Facebook User? 38
The demographics of most of the social networking sites change quite frequently. Flowtown has compiled the latest statistics about general usage of social networking sites especially Facebook. The statistics show that the average age of a Facebook user is 38 and more interestingly about 61% of the Facebook users are above 38 in age:
How are Mobile Phones Changing Social Media?
Have you ever wondered about the relationship between mobile phones and social media? The mobile web is growing at an exponential rate, and this trend shows no signs of slowing down:
Social Media Demographics: Who’s Using Which Sites?
Have you ever wondered which sites attract the most educated of social media users, or those that pull in the highest income? Below we map the demographics of the world’s most popular social media sites:
How Executives are Using Social Media
The infographics mentioned below show how executives and professionals are using social media to promote their business or goods and services. According to the infographic: LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter are the most popular social media sites used by the executives:
Facebook vs. Twitter — A Breakdown of 2010 Social Demographics
Let us take a look at a breakdown of 2010 social demographics between Facebook and Twitter:
Women and Social Media
The following is a graphic that takes a look at what sites women are using, as well as how much and why women are participating in social media:
Facebook vs. Twitter
Facebook was once the “contender” against MySpace. That didn’t last too long, but soon Twitter emerged as a pseudo-social-network-competitor-thingy to Facebook and the competition heated up again:
Social Media: A Cheat Sheet
Are you new to social media? Are you unsure about how to engage your audience via Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and the rest? Here’s a handy infographic that doubles as a roadmap of the social Web:
Facebook: Facts You Probably Didn’t Know
If you ever want to impress anyone with your knowledge of Facebook miscellanea, below is the ultimate cheat sheet in the form of a very large infographic. Enjoy!
The Social Media Effect
This Infographics is intended to show you how different components of social media are integrated with one another:
When Social Media Attacks!
What happens when communities don’t exactly behave the way we intended them to? Fighting and bickering is normal and actually healthy for communities. Click to find out more:
Google’s Social Media Timeline
Google hasn’t had the best track record when it comes to social media attempts. Long story:
Social Media Prisms
The prism shows the landscape of social media in Germany with all the relevant conversation channels:
Social Media Building
So much discussion in the SEO community today centers around social media because of its potential to drive traffic, increase awareness, and build links. Here we explore some ways that a business can leverage specific social sites to achieve departmental goals:
China’s Social Media Map
The major players in the U.S. social media world can be counted on one hand: Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, LinkedIn. Not so in China, where the country’s 300 million online users have a panoply of popular social networks to choose from — and Facebook doesn’t even crack the top 10!
Twitter Perceptions of Google Buzz Over Time
Social media monitoring and analytics company Viralheat put together this graphic that shows the initial positive response to Google Buzz on Twitter, followed by shifts in opinion based on events in the developing privacy story:
The State of B2B Social Media Marketing
For a deeper look at the current state of B2B social media marketing, check out the infographic below:
Are We Too Obsessed With Facebook?
Is Facebook an amazing connective medium? A plague that preys on the easily addicted? A little bit of both, or something else entirely?
The Meteoric Rise of Twitter
Twitter is one of among those brands and companies which have experienced such a fast growth. Click the image below to view the infographic:
Facebook Privacy: 6 Years of Controversy
Here is a short history of the controversies and missteps that have tarnished the social network’s otherwise meteoric success:
The Biggest Brands on Facebook
In this infographic, we explore the timeline of brand-friendly updates to Facebook itself, as well as the brands that dominate in Facebook marketing today:
Kevin Rose’s Digg
With over millions of users, Digg has become one of the most reputable force in the social media world that allows you to share your favorite stories online with your friends, co-workers and relatives:
The Current State of Twitter
There are some interesting hidden truths about Twitter and its users. The following graphic takes a look at Twitter’s path to 10 billion tweets, what we have learned about its users and what they’ve been talking about along the way:
Twitter on Paper
This infographic contains additional interesting facts about Twitter based on some numbers that co-founder Ev Williams announced at the Chirp conference:
What the Tweet?
Every day, thousands of stories are passed around the internet on blogs and via Twitter. Click here to find out more:
How are Companies Leveraging Social Media?
Ever wonder how big businesses are leveraging social media? Here is a graphic illustrating the most interesting of their findings:
The Rise of Facebook Mobile
Facebook is the number one app across most mobile operating systems. Flowtown.com took a look at the rise of Facebook mobile, and compiled a number of the most interesting facts and figures in the above graphic:
44% of Online Sharing Occurs Through Facebook
Impressively, 44% of shares occurred through Facebook in 2010, up 33% from last year. That number does not include shares done via Facebook’s “Like” button, which means the actual, universal percentage of shares through Facebook is likely higher:
Inside the Political Twittersphere
Ever wondered how politicians use Twitter? Who are the most active politicians on Twitter? Who do they follow, and who follows them? Who are the political strategists and media personalities that politicians follow? And within the political Twittersphere, who follows the most people, and who follows them?
Twitter Users Profile Infographic
Satire and the Internet make great friends. And the newest Internet sensation to be targeted is Twitter. While many blogs make fun of twitter you must admit Twitter does have a larger group of followers. Of course, how many are actually paying attention remains to be seen:
History of Social Media – History of Social Media Bookmarking
Social media has become an integral part of modern society. There are general social networks with user bases larger than the population of most countries:
Social Marketing Compass
A compass is a device for orientating oneself and guiding physical direction. The social marketing compass points a brand in a physical and experimental direction, allowing them to connect with their customers, peers, and influencers, where those users already interact and seek guidance online:
Social Web Involvement
This map demonstrates the social web involvement of the users worldwide. It provides you a clear picture that every month hundreds of millions of web users create and share their content with one another. This map shows the active bloggers, social networkers, video sharers, photo up-loaders and micro-bloggers:
The Biggest Shift
The Biggest Shift tells the significance and extent of social media network. If you are keen to utilize word of mouth advertising, social media is there to assist to place heighten your works at all. With focusing your marketing interest to the top social networking websites, you will see the instant results of your efforts:
How People Share Content On The Web
This infographic will show that how people share pieces of contents on the web and how facebook dominates social media:
About the author: Aquil Akhter is a web graphic designer and has been working in this field for 8 years. He also runs the blog webdesigncore.com, which focuses on free web resources and inspiration for designers and developers.