Each day, Facebook users share four billion items, including photos, status updates, videos and links. Summify has started calling the over-sharing happening on social networks each day the “Sharepocalypse.”
Thirty-four percent of external referrals to Facebook pages come from Google, Bing or Yahoo. These search referrals comprise about 9.5 percent of total traffic on Facebook pages and, not surprisingly, Google holds the highest percentage, accounting for 27.57 percent of external referrals.
In sweet tech news this week, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have replaced their player’s bulky playbooks with iPads. The decision was made in approximately two minutes, or 1/30th of the time it takes to play a football game.
Of ten social network sites that have at least seven million visitors a day, Facebook unsurprisingly leads the pack with 310 million unique visitors each day. The next closest site is Orkut, with only 51 million daily unique visitors. Twitter ranks fifth on the list with 22 million unique visitors on a daily basis.
Once again, the tweets-per-second record has been broken. Beyonce’s pregnancy announcement earned roughly 8,688 tweets per second, beating out the women’s World Cup Final, Japan’s New Year’s celebrations and Osama bin Laden’s death.
Thirty-four million people in India, a country with a population that exceeds one billion people, are now using Facebook. Twenty-four million of those users are male and the country’s most liked fan page is the cellular network provider Tata Docomo. A cellular network provider doesn’t even appear in the top 10 most popular Facebook pages in the U.S., not surprisingly.
Sixty-five percent of companies polled reported that they had successfully hired new employees using social media. By the way, did you know we’re hiring?