News In Tweets – August 2011

22% of UK grandparents use social media

60% of global companies now believe maintaining a blog is good for business

10.5million songs are illegally downloaded every hour

477million people, from a total Chinese population of 1.3billion, use the internet

1billion tweets are posted every six days

UK’s fastest growing men’s shampoo, Alpecin, appoints Smoking Gun PR

Huffington Post UK launches to mixed opinion

Facebook user numbers fall in key territories

Online news consumption in Britain may have peaked

British online video hits skyrocket