Social Media Statistics

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Real Estate Agent

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! 

Follow me on twitter at: CharlieHarden

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Ambassador
666,312
Ann Allen Hoover
RE/MAX Advantage South - Hoover, AL
CDPE SRES ASP e-PRO Realtor - Homes for Sale - AL

Hey Buddy!  Have you signed up for any of those 3rd party Twitter applications yet?

Jan 12, 2009 11:10 AM #1
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Charlie Harden
Columbia, SC

Ann, as Ronald Reagan said, "Well, there you go again."  I don't know what you're talking about!  Ha.  No I don't think so.  I see that twits, or twitterers are having meetings around the country and guest speakers, etc...  There's a very active one in Greenville, SC.

Jan 12, 2009 11:15 AM #2
Rainmaker
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The Marion Franke Team
Lake Conroe Real Estate - Conroe, TX

Thank you for the link, numbers like these are absolutely fascinating to me... and a little scary!

Jacob Hebert - Director of Technology

Jan 12, 2009 11:31 AM #3
Rainer
42,707
Charlie Harden
Columbia, SC

Thanks Jacob, If you're scared, then I'm scared!

Jan 12, 2009 11:43 AM #4
Ambassador
971,046
Jason Crouch
Austin Texas Homes, LLC - Austin, TX
Broker - Austin Texas Real Estate (512-796-7653)

Charlie - What a cool list!  Thanks for sharing this.  I may use some of these stats during my radio show tomorrow.

Jan 12, 2009 11:57 AM #5
Rainer
42,707
Charlie Harden
Columbia, SC
Thanks, Jason. Good luck with your show!
Jan 12, 2009 02:28 PM #6
Rainer
20,192
Eric McGowan
Moody, AL

Charlie, I am not totally up on all of the media followings. Goodness, I only started blogging back in August and had never even heard of Facebook. I do not dig my myspace as too much junk kept coming in via email and requests. Have a great day.

Jan 12, 2009 06:00 PM #7
Rainmaker
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Evelyn Johnston
Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Super Agent, Probably the Best Agent in the Galaxy

Those are amazing stats indeed.  I had no idea the numbers wer so huge but I knew people were online all the time!  Thanks...

Jan 13, 2009 06:41 AM #9
Rainer
42,707
Charlie Harden
Columbia, SC

Eric, thanks.  MySpace seems to be 'younger.'  Maybe if you 'raise them right' they'll get their first mortgage through you.

Thank you Deborah. Time constraints are definitely a problem!

Evelyn, that's what I thought.  It's crazy!

Would some of you old people please follow me on myspace?  Charlie Harden (Just kidding!)

Jan 13, 2009 08:54 AM #10
Rainer
81,231
David Width Jr.
Coldwell Banker Red Top Realty - Little Egg Harbor, NJ

Thank you for theses stats. You were right, some of these statistics are mind boggling.

Jan 13, 2009 09:10 AM #11
Rainer
42,707
Charlie Harden
Columbia, SC

Thanks David.  Think what will happen when everybody catches on...

Jan 13, 2009 03:33 PM #12
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Bruce & Mary Smith
Savannah Lakes Homes - McCormick, SC
REALTORS, Savannah Lakes Village McCormick SC

Hi Charlie!

Can't quite get into Twitter right now!  Amazing statistics, though!  Thanks!

Jan 13, 2009 06:09 PM #13
Rainer
42,707
Charlie Harden
Columbia, SC

Mary, I'm telling you, I understand... That's what I said about Ubuntu!  Had to Google it to find out what the heck it is...

Jan 14, 2009 08:28 AM #14
Rainmaker
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Dan Brudnok
Keller Williams RE- Exton - PA License Number #RS225179L - Downingtown, PA
REALTOR,e-PRO,ABR,GREEN,SRES,CSP

Charlie,

I have to share with mmy wife as she questions my time in these networks.....

Jan 19, 2009 06:48 AM #15
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Charlie Harden
Columbia, SC

Dan, so does my wife.  The numbers are there, but she asks me, "How much money has 'social networking' brought you?"  She's like having a boss, but very smart!

Jan 19, 2009 07:54 AM #16
Rainer
2,578
Malisia Wilkins Upstate SC
Williamston, SC

Everything worth doing takes time. As much as we all love instant gratifiction, you are not going to find that with Twitter. Only when you break down, give it a chance and really try will you see the result you hoped for. I've been tweeting about 6 months, I get news before the news media and by following great marketing and business exec's I hear things I would never hear otherwise. The best part, I follow dozens of people in the local Greenville area so I know about all the local social networking events and business meetings. I have conversations with people all over the world on a daily basis, how great is that. Check out Twello.com find people that interest you and just follow them. Just like AR if you give it time, it will pay off!

Find me on Twitter!

@malisia  

Jan 19, 2009 08:13 AM #17
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Charlie Harden
Columbia, SC

Thanks Malisia, and as usual, you're right.  Patience and persistence are key!

Jan 20, 2009 08:57 AM #18
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