The new report, "State of the Media: The Social Media Report," can be read in its entirety on the Nielsen blog – http://blog.nielsen.com/nielsenwire/social/ -- but its topline finding is its new social media penetration estimate. Other findings include:
- 60 percent of people who use three or more digital means of research for product purchases learned about a specific brand or retailer from a social networking site. Forty-eight percent of these consumers responded to a retailer's offer posted on Facebook or Twitter.
- 70 percent of active online adult social networkers shop online, 12 percent more likely than the average internet user
- 53 percent of active adult social networkers follow a brand while only 32 percent follow a celebrity