Think about this! According to a survey completed in September 2009, there are 1.73 billion internet users worldwide and 234 million websites. From these colossal numbers, we find that Facebook has passed the 400 million user mark (generating 6 million pageviews per minute), Twitter hits 50 million Tweets per day and over one billion videos are viewed on YouTube every day (source). How does this affect Bloggers?
By definition, a blog is an educational or informative web log, and there is a major crossover between Blogging and Social Networking which should be exploited to the full to maximize your presence whether you are blogging to spread information, generate revenue or both. People join a social network site to be noticed and to find out what is going on. In another amazing study, it was shown that 75% on Americans get their news online, receive it from a social networking site direct or via email and 52% forward that news on through networking sites (source).