Social Media Usage Is Explosive! -Social Media Counter

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Social Media CounterJust a quick post an post and counter embed to show just how proflic Social Media has become in our online-everyday-lives.   Gary Hayes, from has put together an incredible counter (yep, it’s embeddable) to show just how exponential our usage of various Social Media tools in today’s world.   Frankly, it’s staggering.

Gary has included a number of useful and up-to-date statistics on his site.  His counter is based on his research and probably is as accurate a counter of this type as you can find.  In addition, if you embed it -it will change every time that the counting Algorithm is updated on his site.

Here are a number of fact/statistics from his site: 

  • Social/mobile – 2 million iPads sold in first 2 months June 2010 Guardian
  • Social – One new member of LinkedIn every second June 2010 MktCharts
  • mobile – iPad shipments running at 9 million global shipments in the first 12 months. May 2010 Morgan Stanley
  • 1.4 billion music tracks sold on iTunes between Sep 09 & Feb 10 Wikipedia iTunes tracking
  • 300 000 new twitter users per day Apr 2010 TechRadar
  • 247 billions emails per day and 18% growth in internet users (of 1.75bn) Jan 2010 Royal Pingdom ‘Internet 2009 in Numbers’
  • 280 mill iPhone apps per month Jan 2010 GigaOm
  • 3.5 billion pieces of content shared on Facebook each week and 2.5 billion photo uploads to Facebook per month Feb 2010 eConsultancy
  • Facebook 635mill in ad revenue & $75 mill in gifts Mar 2010 InsideFacebook
  • Facebook 25 million new members each month Feb 2010 Mashable
  • 50 million Tweets per day Feb 2010 eConsultancy
  • YouTube 1Billion watched per day Dec 2009 SMH

You can see just how exponential this is by looking at the change in numbers of the embedded counter since you’ve been reading this post! 

Below is the social media counter (Try changing to Mobile and/or Games by clicking the related link):



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Joseph M. Pisano, Ph.D. is an industry innovator, education clinician and lecturer, trumpeter and conductor, and the creator of many education websites. He is currently the Vice President of Innovation and Engagement at Keystone Ridge Designs, Inc. After twenty-three years as a professor and administrator at Grove City College, he made the move into industry in 2018.  As one of the youngest full professors in Grove City’s history, he served in various roles over his tenure including the Technical Director of the Pew Fine Arts Center, Assistant and Associate Chairs of Music and Music and Fine Arts, Director of Music and Fine Arts Technology, Director of Jazz Studies, Stage Manager, and he finished his tenure as the Director of Bands where he directed the college’s Symphonic Concert Band, Wind Ensemble, Marching Band, Pep Bands, and various small ensembles.

He been named a TI:ME Teacher of the Year, received the JEN Jazz Educator Award, the PA Citation of Excellence, and named a “member for life” of the PA Intercollegiate Bandmasters Association. He is a past Vice President of the Technology Institute for Music Educators, an associate member of the American Bandmasters Association,  a past President of the PA Intercollegiate Bandmasters Association, and a member of various education and music honoraries. He has written for numerous publications including DCI Magazine, Teaching Music Magazine, and was the Educational Editor for In-Tune Monthly Magazine for eight years; he has contributed hundreds of articles to various publications. He is an active conductor, trumpeter, clinician, and educator. Find out more at his website

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