Growth of Social Media in Real Time : Hard Data (InfoGraphic)

Social Media is a like nuclear explosion these days. High speed internet reach increases everyday and more people use internet. Facebook users increase everyday, Twitter registers 18 million new users every year, and Google wave is on the horizon. Everyday bloggers publish about 900,000 blog posts on thousands of blogs around the web, or 700 million photos are uploaded on servers by 75 million users of Flickr.

Based on a research carried out by Gary, a social media counter was designed to get a measure of this enormous growth.

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5 Small Businesses Successfully Using Social Media

5 Small Businesses Successfully Using Social MediaNew research by Citibank reveals that social media has yet to penetrate the small business world, finding that 76% of the 500 organizations surveyed have not found social media useful in generating business. Maria Veltre, Executive Vice President of Citi’s Small Business Segment says, ‘Our survey suggests that small business owners are still feeling their way into social media, particularly when it comes to using these tools to grow their businesses.’

On the surface, that’s not very encouraging news for small businesses, however there are plenty of small businesses doing some amazing things with social media. The five companies profiled in this post show that making a splash using social media isn’t about the size of your budget and that the only limit is your creativity.

Here are 5 Small Businesses Successfully Using Social Media:

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