Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, Pinterest – The Social Sharing Trends Of 2012 #infographic
Social media are social software which mediate human communication. When the technologies are in place, social media is ubiquitously accessible, and enabled by scalable[clarification needed] communication techniques. In the year 2012, social media became one of the most powerful sources for news updates through platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, and Google+.
Facebook saw a nice 18 percent growth bump, and Mark Zuckerberg’s platform now accounts for a heady 51 percent of all shares. Twitter is 55 percent bigger than it was this time last year, and tallies 15 percent of all sharing. Even email (+17 percent, 9 percent of shares) and good, old-fashioned printing (+32 percent, 8 percent of shares) were up in 2012.
So, I guess the big question is: did anything go down?
Both MySpace (-62 percent) and Delicious (-57 percent) fell in the past twelve months, and Google+ saw a net gain of just 12 percent.
The crowd-pleasing Reddit (+110 percent) and, of course, Pinterest (an incredible +379,559 percent) bagged the biggest gains of the year.
These statistics (and a whole lot more) can be found in this infographic courtesy of those nice folks at AddThis, whose social sharing functionality is now in use on more than 14 million websites.
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