Around the world, there are 3.725 billion active social media users!
World Social Media Day was first launched by Mashable 10 years ago on June 30, 2010. They created the holiday as a way to recognize the impact that social media has on global communication. Around the world, there are 3.725 billion people who actively use social media, and most of them use it every day. Social media is how we connect with people in a simple and fast way.
The first social media platform was called Six Degrees, created in 1997 by Andrew Weinreich. After that, social media did not start gaining real popularity until the launch of Friendster in 2002 and MySpace in 2003. Soon after, Facebook was created in 2004 by Mark Zuckerberg, and quickly became the largest social media platform with over one billion users. Newer common platforms include Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, TikTok and WeChat. These platforms have evolved from written messages to photo and video sharing that can be seen by millions of people.
Social media and your business
In addition to connecting us to our friends and family, social media has led to a whole new avenue for business growth, including e-commerce, advertising, and media sharing. It all can seem overwhelming, so it’s a good idea to utilize a company that offers social media management services for your business! Social media has had a huge impact on our world, and many people can’t imagine their lives without it. Check out our social media predictions for 2020!
To celebrate World Social Media Day we’ve made a list of fun facts about the world’s most popular social media platforms.