Guinness World Records Marks Social Media Day With Announcement of Latest Social Media Records

By Guinness World Records, PRNE
Wednesday, June 29, 2011

LONDON, June 30, 2011 -

New Social Media Records Announced for
Facebook, Twitter and YouTube


Guinness World Records, the global authority on record-breaking,
is announcing the latest social media world records to coincide
with global Social Media Day, href=""> 

The latest social media records confirmed by Guinness World
Records include the Most likes on a Facebook page
which is 47,194,601, achieved by Facebook for its own
product page on 29th June 2011. Facebook’s href="">own page on the site
recently took this title away from Zynga’s Texas Hold’em Poker
page, which now stands in second place with 45.78 million likes.
Rounding out the top 5 are the official pages for rapper Eminem
(42.05 million likes), video-sharing site YouTube (40.44 million
likes), and pop artist Lady Gaga (39.49 million likes).

The Most “disliked” video on YouTube is the music
video for Justin Bieber’s (Canada) “Baby”, with 1,490,076
“dislikes” as of 29 June 2011. The record changed hands back to
Bieber after previous holder Rebecca Black had her music video for
“Friday” (which at one time had 2,583,179 “dislikes”) removed from
YouTube following a dispute with record label Ark Music
Factory.  Justin Bieber’s “Baby” also holds the record for the
Most viewed video online with 575,118,703 views on
YouTube as of 29th June 2011.

Another new record is for the Most content ingested by an
online video service
is an average of 70.49 hours per
minute, achieved by Ustream, as verified on
29[th]June 2011. This average
figure is based on a total of 37.05 million hours of content
ingested by Ustream in
the 12 month period of June 2010 to May 2011. Peak content
ingestion was in May 2011, with 3.721 million hours ingested, or
83.36 hours per minute. This is close to double that of
YouTube, which href="">
announced at its sixth birthday in May 2011 that the site’s
users upload 48 hours of content per minute.

Other current social media Guinness World Records

  • Fastest Time to reach 1 million followers on Twitter is
    25 hours 17 minutes, achieved by Charlie Sheen (USA) between 1-2
    March 2011
    . This record was set during the height of the Charlie
    Sheen frenzy online, resulting in several trending topics on
    Twitter, featuring hashtags such as #winning and #tigerblood.

  • Most likes on a Facebook item is 668,198 by the official
    page for Lil Wayne, a.k.a Dewayne Michael Carter, Jr. (USA) as of
    29th June 2011. The comments are in response to a post
    made on 15 February 2011 which was made as an attempt to set the
    record for the “Most likes on a Facebook item in 24 hours”, in
    response to an earlier attempt at the same record by Oreo. The
    iconic cookie brand held the record for just 5 hours before it was
    snatched away by Lil Wayne and his army of fans. The title Most
    likes on a Facebook item in 24 hours
    is also held by the
    official page for Lil Wayne, a.k.a Dewayne Michael Carter, Jr.
    (USA) with 588,243 likes.

  • Most followers on Twitter is held by Lady Gaga, aka
    Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta (USA), who has 11,259,372
    Twitter followers of her href="!/ladygaga">@ladygaga Twitter feed as
    of 29 June 2011. Lady Gaga was the first to break the 10 million
    followers mark with her feed on 15 May 2011. Canadian pop artist
    Justin Bieber is the second most followed Twitter user, with

  • Most likes on a Facebook page
    in 24 hours
    was 1,571,161 by Frito-Lay (USA) on 11-12 April

  • Most liked video on
    is Judson Laipply’s “Evolution of Dance”, with 759,563
    “likes” as of 29 June 2011. href="">Laipply’s video, which
    features various styles of dance set to 32 different music tracks,
    is also among the most viewed videos on YouTube, with 175,664,814
    views to date.

Commenting on these social media records, Dan Barrett, Guinness
World Records community manager, said: “Social Media records are
some of the most asked about by our fans and readers. Along with
the world’s tallest, smallest and heaviest, record fans want to
know who has the most comments on Facebook, followers on Twitter,
or views on YouTube. These records are particularly interesting
because people are immediately available to participate in - it’s
very appealing to know that you can be a part of a world record
just by “liking” a post on Facebook or watching a video on

Dan Barrett continued: “There’s still a world of possibility in
the social media space for new records as services emerge and
existing ones increase their penetration. There are a few landmark
figures which will surely be passed in the next few years, who will
be the first Twitter user to amass 100 million followers? Which
Facebook page will be the first to reach 100 million likes? Whoever
it is, you can be sure that Guinness World Records will be there to
recognise all of these milestone achievements.”


Commenting on Ustream’s world records, John Ham, CEO and
Founder, said.”Achieving this Guinness World Record is an amazing
milestone for Ustream. Much of our success is procured by our
dedicated broadcasters and viewers who enjoy sharing LIVE
content with the world. As users broadcast more memorable moments
on Ustream, we look forward to touching more lives and making more


Guinness World Records publishes the latest record-breaking news
at its official href="">Facebook
page and Twitter.
Anyone interested in attempting a record, whether social
media-related or not, can href="">apply online
via the Guinness World Records website.  

About Guinness World Records:

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