Another of those social media emails you didn’t sign up to

I seem to receive an awful lot of emails like the one below, which I thought I’d share with you. Don’t get me wrong, I love social media and at Thinkbox we bang on about what good news it is for TV and we use it a lot ourselves, but I really am reaching the end of my tether about perpetual, unsolicited, meaningless ‘facts’ being emailed to me…

From: Someone in social media
Sent: Hourly
To: Everyone
Subject: Social media’s got some big numbers

Hi there!

Stop what you’re doing, you attractive media person you! Here are the big numbers in social media you need to know in this hour…

A trillion – Number of linkylikeyshareyclicks for something. Impressive isn’t it? Please RT.

About 50-60 – Number of unsolicited emails a day that you get from social media companies or about social media events.

0.5 – Average number of useful facts in the unsolicited emails about social media :(

5,983 – The number of ‘fans’ the official Numberwang Facebook page has – a drop of 8 fans since the last email we sent you an hour ago. Might this have something to do with Facebook eliminating fake ‘likes’??

83 – The number of clicks the average cat makes a year by trying to catch and eat your desktop mouse, according to new research by MouseyCat.

99% – The percentage of social media gurus who agree that a brand being inactive on social channels makes them look like they’re cowardy-custard stick-in-the-muds living in the past and using, like, Nokia 5110s or something!

6 – Number of exclamation marks in this email!

That’s all for now! See you in 60!

Thanks for reading, stay social,
The guys and gals at EmailYouStats

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