Social media. For most of us, those two words play a role is our daily lives – quite extensively. What do we know about social media?
According to Brandwatch*, here are some quick stats on social media for 2016:
For context, as of July 2015, total worldwide population is 7.3 billion
The internet has 3.17 billion users
There are 2.3 billion active social media users
91% of retail brands use 2 or more social media channels
Internet users have an average of 5.54 social media accounts
Social media users have risen by 176 million in the last year
1 million new active mobile social users are added every day. That’s 12 each second
Facebook Messenger and Whatsapp handle 60 billion messages a day
With staggering numbers like those, it would stand to reason that social media can pose more than a little threat when it comes to the young professionals’ online security. Join us as we listen to Dan Konzen present us with a live hack on how your accounts may be exploited and the tools you can use to help protect yourself.
Come for great complimentary food, drink tickets and network with the finest group of Valley young professionals on Wednesday, February 22. We’ll be at J. Levine Auction & Appraisal located on N. Scottsdale and Shea. Be sure to pre-register.
Here’s a little about our speaker, Dan…
Dan Konzen (@dankonzen) is an accomplished visionary leader of innovative solutions with over 25 years of strategic leadership, organizational change, intrapreneurship, and project management with broad experience in all aspects of financial, risk management, knowledge management, and the strategic development, implementation, and application of innovative technology solutions for multiple organizations in both profit and non-profit sectors.
He is an esteemed educator and Certified Advanced Facilitator, currently serving as the Campus Chair, College of Information Systems and Technology and Chair, Scholarship Editorial Board for the University of Phoenix. During his tenure he has had numerous publications and presentations on finance, leadership, technology, cybersecurity, entrepreneurship, social change, and personal development. He has developed and curriculum mapped numerous graduate and undergraduate finance, accounting, and management courses.
We hope to see you there! Don't forget to pre-register.
*Brandwatch.com [link to: https://www.brandwatch.com/blog/96-amazing-social-media-statistics-and-facts-for-2016/]