First there was mail, then the telegraph and telephone, then the fax was being used by everyone.  Now it is all about social media and today is World Social Media Day!

World Social Media Day was launched by Mashable on June 30, 2010. It is to recognize social media’s impact on global communication. Almost everyone uses social media to connect with people all over the world in a simple and fast way.  Here are some numbers from


3.5 billion – The number of people using social media worldwide.

68% – The proportion of U.S. adults who use Facebook.

3 hours – Time spent by your average person each day on social media or messaging

500 million – The number of people using Instagram Stories each day.

60 billion – WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger messages sent each day.

35 minutes – The average user spends on Facebook each day.

270 million – The estimated number of fake Facebook profiles.

707 – Number of followers the average Twitter user has.

300 hours – Video footage uploaded to YouTube every minute.

95 million – Photos uploaded to Instagram each day.


And here are some suggestions for today:

  1. Post, post, post!

    Social media is only as good as the posts on it, so use this occasion to add your voice to the party! Post a selfie, a Tweet, or go live on Instagram or Facebook.

  2. Try new platforms

    There are so many social media sites out there waiting for you to discover them. Before you know it, you could be making TikTok videos, sharing your greatest travel adventures on Instagram, or joining in fun trending topics on Twitter. Give some platforms a try and see if you like them.

  3. Take it offline

    Social media can bring people together, but sometimes it’s most special when your Internet friends become your IRL friends. In honor of Social Media Day, hang out with a friend you usually just talk to on social media out in the real world! Go on a walk, get a drink, or catch a flick. Just don’t forget to take a pic to put on social media after!


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