The State of Social Media 2012 [Infographic]

The State of Social Media 2012 Infographic

This year has been a very exciting and newsworthy year to be sure. From tragedies that are still on our mind, to deaths of tech icons such as Steve Jobs, to the new competition of Google and Apple, new inventions of the Google glasses, Facebook going public, landing on Mars to free falling from space, a president reelected and everything else in between. In all of this, social media captured every moment of 2012, sometimes faster and more accurately than any of the major publications that have now shifted to taking news from the networks.

So what has happened with social media in 2012?

Here are three of the biggest moments this year from the infographic below.

  • Kony 2012 stirred up the Uganda controversy making our small world a little bigger and more aware.
  • Facebook goes public and starts out at $38/share, but weak support in a financial plan drops it to $21.83 within 6 months.
  • Psy’s Gangnam Style is the first YouTube video to hit 1 billion views

What other social media news is there that this infographic missed?

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Jeremy Smith

Jeremy Smith is a Christian first, husband and father next, and then a blogger at, writer, and social media realist. He is currently working at Youth for Christ/USA as the Social Media Specialist and attending Denver Seminary for his Master's of Counseling in Mental Health. His bachelor’s degree is in Computer Engineering and Master's in Family Ministry. For those that are looking to create a successful Social Media and Blogging Strategy for their church, ministry, or blog, he would love help you make the most of your work through the Social Media and Blogging Consultation.


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