Today marks the sixth-annual official Social Media Day! Social media is now an integral part of many of our lives, did you know that 40% of mobile phone owners use a social networking site on their phone! That’s a staggering statistic! Especially when you consider that there are more people in the world that own a cell phone than a toothbrush! Take a look through our list of 15 shocking social media stats and find out just how big social media has gotten!

1 – The +1 button is hit at least 5 billion times per day!

2 – As of last year 189 million of Facebook’s users are mobile only!

3 – 71.2% of the US are on Facebook!

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4 – People are spending 1 out of every 7 online minutes on Facebook!

5 – 9,100 tweets go out every second!

6 – 243,055.5 photos are uploaded to Facebook every minute!

7 – There are 1 billion likes daily on Instagram!

8 – 44% of users on Twitter have never sent a Tweet!

9 – 100 hours of video is uploaded to YouTube every minute!

10 – Approximately 20 million Twitter accounts are fake!

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11 – Thailand alone has 1.5 million Instagram users!

12 – 80% of the world’s leaders are on Twitter!

13 – YouTube receives over 1 billion unique visitors a month, approximately 1/7th of the world population!

14 – Every second 2 new members join LinkedIn!

15 – 210,000 years of music have been played on Facebook!

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Stats from Serach Engine Journal, Social Times, Instagram, Huffingtonpost and 60 Second Marketer.

Essentially we use social media to interact and share information with others, whether that is in the form of a status update, a photo or a video. At Shareagift we have taken this one step further and have created a platform where users can raise cash together for anything, from a shared wedding gift to a charitable cause that’s close to your heart.

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Written by Nick Woodford

I work as the Community Manager for Shareagift in London. I love all things tech, travelling, gaming, am a film buff and ski enthusiast.

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