Are we addicted to Social Media?

Social Media has become such a strong part of our lives, that many of us can not go more than 2 hours before checking our social networks. I for once, check my Facebook before I head to bed, while I’m in bed, and before I get up from bed, and half of that time there is no real purpose of checking Facebook or twitter, half of the time I receive the news through a couple of updates, the other half, I find out that my friends went out the night before to paint the town red.

So… how often do you check in on your Social site like Facebook or Twitter? better yet, how many times have you been interrupted while you have been doing the “deed” with your loved one? according to the infographic below the number is pretty high. Over half of us check facebook on our iPhones at least once a day, me included, and nearly 11% of young adults are interrupted during the “deed” this is pretty bad if you ask me.

Are we in to deep? Are we to addicted? or “can we quit when we want”?

Via: Social Steak

What happens on the internet every minute?

What can you do in 60 Seconds? Update your faceobook status? Maybe send out an e-mail? Well, what if we asked you instead, what does the internet do in 60 seconds?

In order to answer this we would need to know the size of the internet, and for the most part, we all have a basic understanding of how big the internet is… it’s big. When you ask anyone about the size of the internet, a simple word can sum it up for most of us, It’s Huge-normus! And because our silly little brains can not understand what this word means, we need pictures, and info graphs to really put things into perspective.

The internet has become more of communications bridge than anything else, Thanks to this infographic, designed by Go-Globe, we can see what 60 Seconds On The Internet is the equivalent to…

  • Search engine Google serves more that 694,445 queries
  • 6,600+ pictures are uploaded on Flickr
  • 600 videos are uploaded on YouTube videos, amounting to 25+ hours of content
  • 695,000 status updates, 79,364 wall posts and 510,040 comments on Facebook
  • iPhone applications are downloaded more than13,000 times
  • 20,000 new posts are published on Micro-blogging platform tumbler
  • Popular web browser FireFox is downloaded more than 1700 times
  • Popular blogging platform WordPress is downloaded more than 50 times
  • WordPress Plugins aredownloaded more than 125 times
  • 1,200+ new ads are created on Craigslist
  • 370,000+ minutes of voice calls done by Skype users
  • 13,000+ hours of music streaming is done by personalized Internet radio provider Pandora
  • 1,600+ reads are made on Scribd, the largest social reading publishing company
  • 70 New domains are registered
  • 168,000,000+ emails are sent
  • 320 new accounts and 98,000 tweets are generated on Social Networking site Twitter
  • iPhone applications are downloaded more than13,000 times

Via: Bit Rebels