The Changing World of Social Media [Infographic]
Social media is an ever changing thing in this world - social sites rise and social sites fall. Social sites are where people find out the latest news, gossip, and updates on our friends, family, bands, companies, and everyone else out there. It seems that social media is in everything we do these days. Since it is becoming such a big part of our lives, we should keep up with them and how they are shifting. This infographic presented by The SEO Company highlights the biggest changes in social media for 2012.
Let’s start with the current king of social networks that has millions of users: Facebook. In January 2012, Facebook integrated the timeline into their user profiles. In March, they launched Messenger for Windows that let Windows 7 users’message on face and receive posts without dealing with a browser. They bought Instagram - one of the biggest photo apps - for $1 billion. This is the most anyone has ever spent on an app. Then, Facebook opened their IPO at $38/share which was one of the most-hyped stock offerings in history. Later, it became the most disappointing social media investment that was produced in 2012. If you look at the numbers, there is no slow down for Facebook at this time.
Anonymous group was a big social entity in 2012. The Anonymous group is most famous for their attacks on SOPA supporters in January. This was their largest attack with over 5,635 participants. Many were identified by their IP address and later arrested. Anonymous has had many attacks for different causes and this has brought people’s attention to them as an Influential person. In fact, Times Magazine named them the most Influential person of today.
The Kony 2012 video was on YouTube which caught everyone by storm in March. It was one of the biggest overnight videos of this year. The video is about “invisible children”or children soldiers in Uganda. Many got mad at the video because Uganda was not currently at war. It does show you how powerful social media like YouTube is in today’s world. After the video was released, Kony 2012 discussions were on prime television after only being on YouTube for a couple of weeks. They recently released a follow-up video and received 500,000 views within a week.Continued on the next page