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Interesting Data Showing The Worldwide Social Media Trends

Interesting Data Showing The Worldwide Social Media Trends

Today’s the age where we are social, albeit in a digital way. With the advent of social networking sites, video sharing platforms, blogging services and micro-blogging networks, our social activities have taken digital form.

We Are Social is a global conservation agency having its offices in different locations of the world such as New York, Paris, Munich, Milan, Sydney, London and Sao Paulo. Their objective is to help companies with conversations on social media. You can learn more about them at their website.

We Are Social also provides guidance on use of social media to promote brands, guiding them on correct social media image sizes, promotion and social media posts. We Are Social published a report titled Digital, Social and Mobile in 2015, documenting interesting digital trends of the year 2014 and predicting those or this year. Covering 240 pages and compiled into 376 pages, it provides us with complete and up-to-date digital statistics.

These data are highly useful for business people to do their marketing. We have selected 30 most important slides from the report, which includes a slide per page. These are representative slides of the report and the ones containing the most valuable information.

1. Global Digital Snapshot

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    In approximately 7.2 billion population of the world, 3 billion are active internet users, which is 42% of the world population. There are little more than 3.6 billion unique mobile users and 2 billion people have active social media accounts.

    2. Year-on-year Growth

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      While the world population increased by 1.6% in 2014, active internet users increased by 21%. Mobile users increased by 5% while active social media accounts saw 12% increase.

      3. Share of Global Users

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        The above image shows the share of global users. Largest percentage world population leaves in East Asia and it also has the largest percentage of internet users, active social media accounts and mobile connections.

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        4. Internet Use

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          Although East Asia has largest population of internet users, percentage of highest internet penetration within a particular region happens to be in North America. 88% of the population is connected to internet there while South Asia ranks the lowest with only 19% internet penetration.

          5. Internet Regional Overview

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            East Asia, which has largest population in the world by geographical region leads the way in number of internet users as well. 823 million people use internet in East Asia, while West Europe comes second with 341 million and Central Asia ranks the lowest with 26 million.

            6. Internet Use

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              In national internet penetration figures, Canada leads the way at 93%, UAE and South Korea come respectively after Canada at 92% and 90%. Meanwhile, India, Indonesia and Thailand are the ones with lowest percentage, respectively with 19%, 28% and 37% figures.

              7. Time Spent on the Internet

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                The people in Philippines spend the most time on internet via desktop and laptop devices, spending on average 6.3 hours every day while Japanese spend the least time i.e. 3.1 hours. However, the figures are different for mobile devices. Saudi Arabians spend 4.2 hours on internet in average which is the highest while Japanese come lowest yet again with 1 hour on average.

                8. Share of Web Traffic by Device

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                  Laptops and desktops still lead the way on webpage views by devices, accounting for 62% of global webpage views. However, the trend is changing rapidly. Desktops and laptops saw 13% decrease in webpage views over the year while mobile phones saw 39% increase in the same time frame.

                  9. Average Net Connection Speeds

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                    South Korea is the place to be if you want to experience fastest internet service. Average internet speed over there is 25.3 mbps while India has the slowest internet with only 2 mbps internet speed on average.

                    10. Social Media Use (Worldwide)

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                      2.08 billion people have active social media accounts, which is 29% of total population of the world. Meanwhile, 1.69 billion people have social media accounts accessed via mobile, which is 23% of the world population.

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                      11. Social Media Use (Region wise)

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                        58% of the population has active accounts on social network in North America, which happens to be the largest percentage of social media usage by population. However, Africa and South Asia come lowest where only 9% of the population uses social media actively.

                        12. Social Media Regional Overview

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                          East Asia has the highest number of active social media accounts, with 690 million figures. However, North America leads the way in terms of percentage of population, with 58% of the population there having social media accounts.

                          13. Active Users by Social Platform

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                            Facebook is the most popular social networking platform, which has 1,386 million accounts. Next on the list are QQ and QZone, with 829 million and 629 million figures respectively.

                            14. Mobile Social

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                              50% of social network access is via mobile devices in North America, which are the highest figures. Central Asia region ranks the lowest, where only 2% of the social media access is via mobile devices.

                              15. Mobile Users vs. Connections

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                                3.65 billion people in the world are mobile users, among which 51% have access to internet. Meanwhile, total number of mobile subscriptions is 7.09 billion and 1.94 is the average number of mobile subscriptions per unique user.

                                16. Mobile Connections

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                                  Global average mobile connections by region as compared to total regional populations is 98%. West Europe has the highest percentage at 139% while South Asia’s percentage is the lowest at 77%.

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                                  17. Mobile Phones

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                                    77% of the mobile connections in the world are pre-paid while 23% are post-paid. Meanwhile, 39% of mobile connections are broadband.

                                    18. Mobile Connections by Device

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                                      There are 2.7 billion smartphone connections in the world, which is 38% of all smartphone connections. Similarly, 4.1 billion is the total number of feature-phone connections, which is 58% of total internet connections.

                                      19. Platform’s Share of Mobile Web

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                                        In the world of mobile, Apple’s Safari browsers lead the way in total mobile web page requests. They account for 38.9% of the requests while android web kit browsers account for 30.9% and the rest account for 30.2%.

                                        20. Mobile Broadband

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                                          Compared to total active mobile connections, global average of active 3G and 4G mobile connections is 38%. Percentage by region is the highest in North America where 85% of the internet connections is 3G or 4G while it’s the lowest in South Asia with only 8% of the connections being elite.

                                          21. Average Mobile Net Speeds

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                                            South Korea has the fastest mobile internet connection, having the speed of 16.2 mbps on average while Singapore and UK come respectively second and third with the speeds of 9.1 mbps and 8.1 mbps. Meanwhile, Vietnam has the slowest mobile internet connection, having very low speed of 1.1 mbps.

                                            22. Global Mobile Data Growth

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                                              Average monthly mobile data per user is 900 MB. Mobile data usage has seen tremendous growth over the years, increasing from around 100 MB back in Q3 of 2009 to above 2800 MB in Q4 of 2014.

                                              23. Pre-pay vs. Post-pay Connections

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                                                Indonesia has the largest percentage of pre-paid mobile connections within a nation, having 99% pre-paid and only 1% post-paid connections, while Nigeria and Egypt follow Indonesia respectively with 97% and 96% of the connections pre-paid. Meanwhile, Japan, South Korea and Canada each have higher percentage of mobile connections post-paid, having 99%, 96% and 85% of the connections post-paid.

                                                24. Mobile Regional Overview

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                                                  East Asia has the highest number of mobile connections by region, with 1565 million mobile connections. Meanwhile, Oceania region has the lowest numbers, with only 42 million mobile connections.

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                                                  25. Mobile Connections

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                                                    When talking of mobile connections by country, compared to national populations, Hong Kong ranks the highest by percentage, at 176%. Meanwhile, the percentage is the lowest in India, with 75% figure.

                                                    26. Digital in Canada

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                                                      The report also presents interesting digital trends specific to certain nations. In this article, we’ll take Canada as our reference. Of 35.7 million population, 33 million are active internet users in Canada, which is 93% of the total population while 29 million mobile accounts amount to 81% of the population.

                                                      27. Annual Growth

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                                                        The year 2014 saw 11% growth in active internet users while 5% increase in the number of active social media accounts in Canada. In the same time period, mobile subscriptions grew by 10% and active social media accounts increased by 5%.

                                                        28. Internet Use

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                                                          Among 33 million active internet users, 19.4 million are active mobile internet users. This happens to be 54% of the total percentage of the population.

                                                          29. Social Media Use

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                                                            56% of the Canadian population has active social media accounts, which numbers to 20 million. Among those, 16.2 million social media accounts are accessed via mobile, which is 45% of the total population in Canada.

                                                            30. Mobile Activities

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                                                              24% of the population uses social media apps while 27% of them watch videos on mobile. 21% play games on mobile, 17% use mobile location-based search and 24% use mobile banking.

                                                              All the above images are via Digital, Social and Mobile in 2015.

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                                                              36 Important Resume Skills (For All Types of Jobs)

                                                              36 Important Resume Skills (For All Types of Jobs)

                                                              Most jobs require specialized skills. At the same time, there are a lot of resume skills that apply across the board.

                                                              If you’re on the hunt for a new job, give your resume a refresh. Employers want to know: Can you communicate effectively? Are you easy to get along with? Can you manage your time effectively?

                                                              Remember, you may not get a second look. Use your resume to make a great first impression.

                                                              Holistic ability is what employers want to see when hiring. These resume skills can make you a top pick regardless of what role you’re applying for.

                                                              Communication

                                                              Being properly understood is critical. On any team, you must be able to relay and interpret messages with speed and precision. How you describe yourself, the concision of your phrasings, and the layout of your resume are great ways to showcase these skills.

                                                              1. Writing

                                                              Whether it’s emails or official documents, writing skills are essential for candidates in any industry. Clear, concise phrasings minimize misunderstandings and save the recipient time. This is probably one of the most important resume skills.

                                                              2. Verbal Communication

                                                              Speaking clearly and eloquently is one of the first things a hiring manager will note in an interview. Communicating over the phone is commonplace in business. Outline this skill on your resume, and they’ll invite you in to listen for themselves. This is easily one of the most important resume skills in most industries.

                                                              3. Presentation

                                                              Sales pitches and company meetings may include presentations, which require special communication skills. Being able to spearhead and properly carry out a presentation shows organization and resolve.

                                                              4. Multilingualism

                                                              Knowing more than one language can open doors for you and the business you represent.[1] Being able to speak another language allows your company to serve a whole new demographic.

                                                              5. Reading Comprehension

                                                              At any job, employee handbooks, company newsletters, and emails will come your way. Being able to decipher them quickly and effectively is an important resume skill. This goes hand in hand with having excellent writing skills.

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                                                              Tech Savvy

                                                              Technology is evolving rapidly, especially in the business world. Be sure to mention the technologies you’re familiar with on your resume, even if you don’t expect to use them daily.

                                                              6. Social Media

                                                              Almost everyone has some form of social media these days. Companies use platforms like LinkedIn and Facebook to reach new audiences, provide customer service, and build brand loyalty.

                                                              7. Operating Systems

                                                              Can you use a Mac? What about a PC? Most jobs today require the use of a computer. Prior experience navigating common operating systems will help you acclimate much more quickly. This has become an important resume skill ever since the start of the information age.

                                                              8. Microsoft Office

                                                              Of all the software in the world, Microsoft’s Office suite might be the most popular. Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Outlook are widely used in the business world. Having this as part of your resume skills is very helpful especially in certain industries.

                                                              9. Job-Specific Programs

                                                              Did you get the hang of HubSpot in your last role? Is Slack something you’ve mastered? Be sure to mention them on your list of resume skills. These demonstrate that you can pick up new tools quickly.

                                                              Interpersonal Skills

                                                              Despite the rise in technology, businesses are run by people. Working with and for people means you need to be able to handle yourself with poise in different social settings. Highlight roles and situations on your resume that involved tricky conversations.

                                                              10. Customer Service

                                                              No company can succeed without its customers. Being able to treat customers with respect and attention is an absolute must for any applicant. Specific industries regard this as the most important resume skill their prospective employees should have.

                                                              11. Active Listening

                                                              Listening is an underrated skill, especially for leaders.[2] If you can’t listen to other people, you’ll struggle to work as part of a team.

                                                              12. Sense of Humor

                                                              You might wonder why having a sense of humor is a part of your resume skills. Humor is important for building rapport, but getting it right in the workplace can be tough. Everyone loves someone who is entertaining and can lighten the mood. On the other hand, people are turned off by immaturity and inappropriate jokes.

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                                                              13. Conflict Resolution

                                                              A customer stomps up to your desk and starts yelling about a problem he or she is having – how do you handle this situation? The right approach is to work to resolve the situation, not to escalate or avoid it.

                                                              Teamwork

                                                              One of the best parts of any job is the bonds you build with your co-workers. Fostering healthy relationships can make the workspace more enjoyable for everyone.

                                                              14. Collaboration

                                                              Whatever your line of work, chances are good that you’ll be working with others. Being able to collaborate effectively with them is critical if the whole team is to hit its goals. You can use various apps and tools available to help you collaborate with your team.

                                                              15. Leadership

                                                              Even if the title of the job you’re applying to isn’t “manager” or “executive,” there will still be moments when it’s your turn to lead. Prove that you’re up to the challenge, and you’ll be looked at as a long-term asset. Listing this as one of your resume skills is certainly an eye-catcher for most.

                                                              16. Reliability

                                                              Work isn’t always easy or fun. You have to be willing to pull your weight, even when times are hard. Otherwise, your co-workers won’t feel as if they can count on you. Reliability is important in maintaining the cohesion of a team. You should let people know that they can rely on you.

                                                              17. Transparency

                                                              To work as a team, members must be willing to share information with each other. Are you willing to own up to your mistakes, share your challenges, and accept consequences like an adult? Let them know that you’re transparent and reliable.

                                                              Personal Traits

                                                              Your resume is about selling yourself, not just your education and work history. The good news is, your “soft” skills are a great opportunity to differentiate yourself. Use bullets beneath your past experiences to prove you have them.

                                                              18. Adaptability

                                                              In any role, you’ll need to adjust to new procedures, rules, and work environments. Remember, these are always subject to change. Being able to adapt ensures every transition goes smoothly.

                                                              19. Proactivity

                                                              An autonomous employee can get work done without being instructed every step of the way. Orientation is one thing; taking on challenges of your own accord is another. Being proactive is an essential resume skill, especially if you’re eyeing for managerial roles in the future.

                                                              20. Problem-Solving

                                                              When problems arise, can you come up with appropriate solutions? Being able to address your own problems makes your manager’s life easier and minimizes micro-management. Problem-solving is an important yet often overlooked resume skill.

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                                                              21. Creativity

                                                              Can you think outside of the box? Even roles that aren’t “creative,” strictly speaking, require creative thinking. Creativity also helps in your ability to solve problems.

                                                              22. Organization

                                                              Staying organized makes you more efficient and reduces the risk of mistakes. Organization skills make life easier not just for you, but also for other members of your team. This makes it an important skill to put in your list of resume skills.

                                                              23. Work Ethic

                                                              Every company wants hard workers on its team. You’re applying for employment after all, not a place to lounge around. Putting this on your list of resume skills is just as important as actually exhibiting it in the workplace once you’re hired.

                                                              24. Stress Management

                                                              How well do you work under stress? If you’ll be required to meet tight deadlines, you’ll have to prove you can handle the heat.

                                                              25. Attention Management

                                                              Whether you’re developing a partnership or writing a blog post, attention to detail makes all the difference. People who sweat the details do better work and tend to spot problems before they arise. Use Maura Thomas’s 4 Quadrants of Attention Management as a guide to managing attention.[3]

                                                              26. Time Management

                                                              Time is money. The better you are at using company time, the more valuable you’ll be. Show that you can make every second count. Managing your time also means being punctual. No employer wants to deal with a team member who’s constantly tardy. This is commonly included in most people’s resume skills, but not everyone lives up to it.

                                                              27. Patience

                                                              Things won’t always go your way. Can you calmly work through tough situations? If not, you’ll struggle with everything from sales to customer service to engineering.

                                                              28. Gratitude

                                                              When things do go your way, are you gracious? Simply being grateful can help you build real relationships.[4] This also helps foster a better team atmosphere.

                                                              29. Learning

                                                              Employers want to invest in people who are looking to grow. Whether you love to take online courses, read, or experiment with hobbies, make sure you show you’re willing to try new things.

                                                              30. Physical Capability

                                                              Many job postings have the classic line, “must be able to lift X amount of pounds” or “must be able to stand for X hours per day.” Play up past positions that required you to do physical labor.

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                                                              31. Research

                                                              How easily can you dig up new details about a concept? Research skills are critical for marketing, business analysis, writing, account management, and more.

                                                              32. Money Handling

                                                              Being able to count bills quickly and accurately is important at any company with a brick-and-mortar storefront. Integrity and honesty are key when you’re running the cash register or reconciling bank statements.

                                                              Commitment

                                                              To employers, every new hire represents an investment. Are you worth investing in? Prove it. Employers need to see signs of commitment before they bring you on board.

                                                              33. Longevity

                                                              Hiring managers love to see long tenures on your resume. This suggests that you’re in it for the long haul, not just passing through for a quick buck.

                                                              34. Fidelity

                                                              For an employer-employee relationship to work, there has to be trust. Employers tend to find out when someone is hiding side gig or sharing information they shouldn’t be. References from past employers can prove that you’re loyal to companies that hire you.

                                                              35. Obedience

                                                              You won’t agree with every choice your employer makes. With that said, you have to respect your role as an employee. Obedience is about doing what your leader decides is best, even if you have a different perspective.

                                                              36. Flexibility

                                                              Life is full of surprises. A month into your new job, your role could change entirely. Flexible people can roll with the punches.

                                                              Final Words

                                                              Perform a self-audit: Which of these skills will your potential employer want to see? Add them to your resume strategically, and you’ll be that much closer to your dream job.

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