10 surprising social media statistics


  • The fastest growing demographic on Twitter is the 55–64 year age bracket. This demographic has grown 79% since 2012.
  • The 45–54 year age bracket is the fastest growing demographic on both Facebook and Google+.
  • 189 million of Facebook’s users are ‘mobile only’ and mobile use generates 30% of Facebook’s ad revenue.
  • YouTube reaches more U.S. adults aged 18–34 than any cable network.

(see the full list from Buffer)

In short, social media is not a fad.

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By Wells Baum

Wells Baum is a daily blogger who writes about Life & Arts. He's also the author of and four books.