I didn’t know dinosaurs only had straight legs?

I’ve been thinking about my next blog post. I thought I could cover topics, such as doing admin while managing client work; or managing client expectations while seeking new business opportunities; but then, I started to think about where you can find inspiration for a new blog post – at this point I gave up and made some more coffee (you’ll see the relevance of this statement further on;).

While drinking my coffee however, I recalled a recent trip to Chester Zoo, and how I discovered an interesting fact: ‘to be classed as a dinosaur you had to have straight legs.’ I didn’t know that!

By the way, I didn’t mention Chester Zoo to promote it, in fact in my personal opinion I don’t rate Chester Zoo very high – too many faults; but that’s for another blog post, maybe!

Anyway, back to the point I’m so badly trying to make, which is, as with inspiration, you can also find interesting facts in the most unlikely places.

Here are some interesting social media/networks facts that I have come across and thought I would share:

Facebook facts:

The average Facebook user has 130 friends

There are more than 100 million active users accessing Facebook through their mobile devices

People spend over 500 billion minutes per month on Facebook

There are more than 1 million entrepreneurs and developers from 180 countries on Facebook.

Twitter facts:

Twitter gets more than 300,000 new users every single day

Twitter receives over 180 million unique visits each month

More than 60 percent of Twitter use is outside the U.S.

There are more than 50,000 third-party apps for Twitter

Twitter has donated access to all of its tweets to the Library of Congress for secondary research purposes

More than a third of users access Twitter via their mobile phone.


LinkedIn was created on May 22 May 2003

Members of LinkedIn come from more than 200 countries from every continent

LinkedIn is available in six native languages (English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish)

Over 80 percent of companies use LinkedIn as a recruitment tool

A new member joins LinkedIn every second


The very first video uploaded was called: Me at the Zoo and was streamed, on 23 April 2005

YouTube receives more than 2 billion viewers per day

Over half of YouTube’s users are under 20 years old

You would need to live for over 1,000 years to watch all the videos currently on YouTube

YouTube is available in 19 countries and 12 languages


More than 77 percent of Internet users read blogs

There are more than 133 million blogs listed Technorati

60 percent of bloggers are aged between 18 and 44

Two third s of bloggers are male 46

Corporate blogs account for over 14 percent of blogs

As communication experts we know social media, digital pr and traditional pr have their place – neither is exclusive but can be used as individual platforms or as a multi-channel mix (audience = message = channel = ROI) but here’s a fact that I really like:

Did you know if used correctly traditional communications (media relations/DM/advertising) could also directly support SEO? It’s true – but you need to know what you’re doing to generate real ROI.

Some nifty facts:

The eyes of some birds weigh more than their brains

Fingerprints of Koala bears and humans are virtually indistinguishable

Around 25 percent of the population sneezes when they are exposed to light

The word: gymnasium comes from the Greek word gymnazein, which means to exercise naked

The New York Post was established in 803 and is the oldest running newspaper in the US

Most artists are left-handed

The average person is about quarter of an inch taller at night

The moon smells like gunpowder

Important facts:

The name: ‘…talktojason’ came about after three former colleagues on separate occasions told their clients to: “talk to Jason” after being asked if they knew someone who could deliver creative public relations

Within three weeks ‘…talktojason’ achieved four separate page leads for one client after they said: “if you want to impress us then achieve key coverage across the region’s business pages

Coffee drinkers have sex more frequently than non-coffee drinkers!

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