2.000 facts & figures about Social Media around the world 2012

In 2011 we presented over 1.000+ facts about social media around the world. Today, this study and 128-slide presentation contains over 2.000 facts & figures about social media in 19 countries. Wow!


Topics cover main adoption and usage, interactions of consumers with brands, impact of branded conversations, evolution of mobile and the opportunities for structural collaboration between consumers and brands.

5 eye-catching facts about Social Media around the world 2012

  1. The social media landscape is rather stable: the large sites are getting large rand the small ones are getting smaller. Consumers are only prepared to create new accounts for sites which offer unique functions (such as Pinterest and Instagram).
  2. The mobile (r)evolution increases the adoption and usage intensity of social media.
  3. Consumers just love to link with (a limited number of) brands.
  4. 80-90% of consumers want to be involved in co-creation, open innovation and structural collaboration with brands they love. Brands are not yet sufficiently open to this.
  5. Consumers are major fans of market research communities where they can collaborate with companies. After Facebook a research community is the second most preferred platform. Reason is that consumers want their feedback to have an impact; and they are convinced that research communities can have such an effect.

About Jacco Valkenburg

Jacco Valkenburg is an international recruitment expert, trainer and author of two books about LinkedIn. He has more than 16 years experience in global recruitment strategies and execution spanning numerous countries for leading companies. As founder of Recruit2 and Recruiter University he provides companies with recruitment and talent management solutions and expertise. His mission is helping companies ‘from good to great staffing’.

1 Comment

  1. Great job! Some really good stuff here!

    @LisaLFlowers