social mediaEvery year, my friend Erik Qualman updates his phenomenal Socialnomics video with the most current social media facts and figures. It’s always astounding to see Erik’s work – and the numbers are fairly mind blowing as well.

A few statistics that stuck out from the latest update:

-Each day 20% of Google searches have never been searched before (Think about that for a second. We like to think we know everything. Yet search shows a different story.)

-92% of children in the U.S. have a digital footprint/shadow (the focus of Erik’s latest book, Digital Leader)

-72 hours of video is uploaded to YouTube every minute

-90% of people trust online recommendations from friends or people they know

You can watch the latest Socialnomics video below.