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, writer, and social media realist. Besides helping churches Level Up their digital marketing platforms and church tech ministries through the blog and direct consultations, he loves to spend time with his family and serving in the church with infant daycare and marital and pre-marital counseling. He is currently an outpatient clinician at a Colorado Community Behavioral Health Center and previously worked at Youth for Christ/USA as the Social Media Specialist as well as a Youth Ministry Director over the span of more than ten years. He has received his Masters of Arts in Mental Health Counseling from Denver Seminary, Masters of Arts in Family Ministry from Winebrenner Theological Seminary, and Bachelors of Science in Computer Engineering from Ohio Northern University.


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