Social Media Mavens

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  • The world is literally at our fingertips. Surely who ever created the original quote wasn't thinking of keyboards and keypads, but the Internet has completely changed the way we communicate, work, date, and socialize.

    Social media sites and blogs have become so prevalent that even news outlets like CNN will quote from them. To many they keep the world ticking and have allowed people to gain voices they may not have had before. They are only on the rise, with new sites being created every day, so hop on, log-in, and get connected.

    Check out Nielsen's top social media facts. Did any of them hit home for you?

    Top Social Media Facts                                                                                                                                      

    1) 30% of African-Americans are more likely to visit Twitter through a mobile web browser

    Although 140 characters are allowed to convey a message or idea, this hasn't stopped celebrities and the average Joe from catching up with the latest while on the go.

    2) 76% of African-Americans visited a social networking/blog site

    With all of technology literally at your fingertips, it's almost impossible not to be in the know. Social networking allows us to share every milestone of everyone in our circles.

    3) 13% of total Twitter audience is represented by African-Americans, which is twice as active as the national average

    This statistic shows that we all just want our opinions to be heard. Twitter is the perfect medium to voice our opinons.

    4) African-Americans are 34% more likely to visit Twitter when compared to other ethnic groups, via a PC

    With many moving towards laptops, the PC is still useful for work and play.

    5) 72% of Black adults online have more than one social networking profile

    Social networking profiles can be used for both business and pleasure.

    6) Black Moms are 23% more likely than the average adult online to publish a blog on blogging or social network sites

    Blogs have become an outlet not only for our opinions, but many have made a decent living from this content.

    7) 22% of Black internet users’ time online is spent on social networks/blogs sites

    Even at the end of a long day, we take time to network socially online.

    8) Black women are more likely to publish a blog than Black men

    Women are naturally social beings and blogs are the perfect outlet.

    9) Black adults, 14-18 years old, are more likely than the average U.S. adult online to build or update a personal blog

    Young people are very technologically savvy and blogs have become a tool to communicate with the world.

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