Social media statistics that will surprise you: Fun Stats [Video]

This video highlight some fun statistics on social media and other new technologies that you probably did not know! Did you know that?

  1. If Facebook was a country, it would be the world’s 3rd largest
  2. Youtube is the 2nd largest search engine in the world
  3. Wikipedia has over 15 million articles

Who was first? Development or Information

Information goes hand –in hand with development. The most developed countries are the most informed countries (USA, Canada, Germany, Singapore), these countries have readily available data on almost all aspects of their society’s, behaviour, attitude, consumption, economy, internet usage etc.

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The global growth of the internet and social media networks (Twitter, Facebook, Foursquare ect.) has transitioned us into an era of big data.  The United States (US) have collected so much online data on its citizens, that they are having problems making sense of it – now that’s a good problem to have!

While in developing countries, its extremely difficult to source information in most areas – with the exception of Economic & Government statistics. This is a problem, we at Balcostics are working to solve. It is also aligned with our mission, “to empower leaders with data & information for better decision making”.

We continue to receive requests for data relating to SMEs in Jamaica and several individuals and organizations have expressed their gratitude for our free SMEs Survey Report. We have plans for similar reports in other emerging areas with high data deficiencies.

Have you ever had problems sourcing information in Jamaica? Which area (s) would you like some information on, but having problems finding same? Do share with us your comments.

Written by:

Luwayne Thomas (Co-Founder @Balcostics)

At Balcostics our mission is to empower decision makers with the required data and information to make better decisions. Learn more about our full list of research outsourcing services for individuals and companies: Click here

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Top 5 Posts in 2012: Balcostics’ Year in Review

2012 came with its fair share of challenges and triumphs. We take this opportunity to thank everyone for their encouragement and support. See below some stats on our website and what you our viewers found most interesting in 2012.

The following shows the ‘Top Five Posts‘ that got the most views in 2012:

  1. Top 10 Dancehall/Reggae Artistes on Social Media
  2. Winning Schools: Champs stats from 1910 – 2011
  3. Food for Thought: The Research behind eating Jamaican
  4. Exploiting Jamaica’s Hydroelectric Potential
  5. Is there a methodology for collecting Big Data?

Facebook, reddit, twitter & linkedin were among the top referral sources to balcostics.com.

how did they find balcosticsVisitors to balcostics.com came from across the world, 122 countries in total. The majority of visitors were from Jamaica, The United States & Canada.

Where balcostics visitors

Top Six Financial Companies on Facebook: Jamaica

Are the number of Facebook ‘likes’ a true representation of customer appreciation/satisfaction with their respective financial institution?  Is social media presence a true reflection of customer satisfaction with a company? Which financial company is winning the social media war in Jamaica?

Could there be a relationship between social media ‘likes’ and company profit? What do you think?

See our Infographics below and judge for yourself!

At Balcostics our mission is to empower leaders with the required data and information to make better decisions. Learn more about our full list of research outsourcing services for individuals and companies: Click here