Selena Gomez is currently ranked number one among celebrities in terms of the marketing value of her social media posts.
Almost 8 in 10 Americans aged 12 and older currently use some form of social media, according to the latest annual Infinite Dial report [PDF] from Edison Research and Triton Digital.
Word-of-mouth edges TV ads and online ads as the leading way by which teens hear about new brands.
The one format that is driving significantly higher shares on Facebook is videos.
Nearly all social media marketers worldwide believe Facebook produces the best ROI and is essential to social media marketing success.
This year, Americans will spend more than half of their social networking time on Facebook.
This infographic from Quick Sprout illustrates some of the elements that go into creating create posts for YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Google+.
As part of an ongoing examination of social media and news, Pew Research Center analyzed the scope and characteristics of social media news consumers across nine social networking sites.
Facebook narrowly edges Twitter as the social platform that users believe is best for keeping up to date with news, sports or politics.
When GfK MRI asked US smartphone users about what mobile apps they checked first thing in the morning on a typical weekday, two-thirds said they looked at text messages, and 63% checked email.