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

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.

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Could We Use Social Media To Solve Crime In Jamaica?

How could police officers use social media (Facebook, twitter and YouTube)  to solve major crimes in Jamaica? The following are some possible ways:

  1. Identifying people (suspects) and their location – Facebook/ Google search
  2. Gathering evidence – twitter tweets, Facebook post and YouTube videos
  3. Collecting tips on criminal activities – Facebook/ twitter
  4. Discovering criminal activities – Facebook/ twitter

This infographics provides more details:

The table below shows 2011 major crime figures for Jamaica, clearly we have a problem!

Finally, do you believe social media could play a significant role in solving major crimes in Jamaica? Please share your views.

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 10 Dancehall/Reggae Artists on Social Media

Jamaica is known for its music, both dancehall and reggae. The fan base of these artists span the globe. The question we seek to examine is: Who really has the most fans online? We examined the Facebook and Twitter accounts of Jamaican Artists, providing a ranking base on the total number of “Likes” and “Followers”. Read more of this post