According to a new study from Nielsen social media users grow steadily on a worldwide basis: in April 2010 22% of the internet usage time has been used to engage with social media.

22% sounds like not really big? You have to take into account this report is on a global scale. Here are a few more findings:

75% of Internet users worldwide visit a social network or blog when they go online — that’s a 24% increase over the same period last year. And the average international user spends 66% more time using these sites than a year ago – a growth from 3 and a half hours last year to 6 hours in April 2010. Read more

Here is a video update from Socialnomics author Erik Qualman: “ – Social Media Revolution (Updated)”. It is a follow-up piece to his original social media stats video from last summer. Enjoy!

Erik Qualman in New York City overlooking Madi...

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meshed#1, social media conference

meshed#1, social media conference

As mentioned before I will be speaking at meshed#1, Social Media & Online-Marketing Conference in Linz end of May.

The host was so kind to give me a couple of tickets for a draw.
The draw can be entered in a very simple way: just follow my Twitter account @oth11. I will be tweeting a message about the draw over the next couple of hours. All you have to do is retweet the message including the hash tags, come back to this article and post a comment with your full name and your twitter account. Read more