After 16 days and 150 million tweets, the London 2012 Olympics have come to a close. As witnessed by so many other major world events, huge conversation and debate happened on Twitter. We take a look at some of the numbers.
DataSift has added Wikipedia as a data source in its Social Data Platform, allowing companies to track mentions of products and services in real-time on the internet's largest user collaborated encyclopedia.
Pinterest may have already become the fourth largest social network in the United States despite being less than two years old. Data from both Alexa, a web statistics firm, and DoubleClick Ad Planner suggests it has.
Apple sold more iOS devices last year than Macs in their entire 28-year history, having been originally introduced by Steve Jobs in 1984. In 2011, Apple sold 156 million iOS devices, while, since introduction, Apple has only sold 122 million Macs.
As anticipated, Facebook filed its initial public offering late last night seeking $5 billion in funding. Inside its filed prospectus, Facebook revealed some great statistics; like how the company had reached 845 million monthly active users by December 2011 and how they shared 100 billion friendships.
Google+ user adoption rate has accelerated to 625,000 new sign-ups each day, with the social network reaching 62 million users in total by December 27th, according to unofficial Google+ statistician Paul Allen and his team.