Social media notes

“We no longer search for the news … the news finds us”
Says a new video titled “Social Media Revolution.”
There are some very interesting statistics about social media use in the video (which, I admit, I don’t know who produced it, I just found it on YouTube – A point they make in the video).
Some of my favorites are:
– Social media has overtaken porn as the #1 activity on the web
– 1 out of 8 couples married in the U.S. last year met via social media
– 78% of 18-34 year old have watched a TV show online. Only 33% have every viewed a show on a DVR/Tivo
– 25% of Americans said in the past month they watched a short video on their phone
– 24 of the 25 largest newspapers have experienced record declines in circulation
– More than 1.5 million pieces of content (web links, news stories, blog posts, notes, photos, etc.) are shared on Facebook … daily.
– 80% on employers use LinkedIn as their primary tool to find employees
(See video below)
There’s also a new list that shows the mindset of incoming college freshmen, which makes me feel about 80 at my ripe ol’ age of 25!
Here are a few of my favorite from the list. What are your favorites?
To college freshmen:
-Dan Rostenkowski, Jack Kevorkian, and Mike Tyson have always been felons.
-They have never used a card catalog to find a book.
-Earvin “Magic” Johnson has always been HIV-positive.
-Tattoos have always been very chic and highly visible.
-Someone has always been building something taller than the Willis (née Sears) Tower in Chicago.
-Text has always been hyper.
-Condoms have always been advertised on television.
-Christopher Columbus has always been getting a bad rap.
-There has always been a Cartoon Network.
-Women have always outnumbered men in college.
-Everyone has always known what the evening news was before the Evening News came on.
-They have never been Saved by the Bell.

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