Lies, Damned Lies & Twitter statistics
Falling into the category of lies, damned lies and statistics, we're amused to read that after using TweepSearch to search bios of Twitter profiles, US blogger B L Ochman reports that while 4,487 people listed themselves as social media experts in May 2009, by late December this figure has climbed to 15,740. As this represents a 3.5x increase every six months, projecting this
growth forward means there will be nearly 30 million social media experts
etc on Twitter by late 2012. All of which is very impressive given that there are currently estimated to be 3 million active Twitter users on the planet at the moment. That works out to about 1 social media expert for every 190 Twitter users.
In case you are wondering, here are some of the job titles these social media experts possess – clearly still a gap in the market for a social media ninja guru!