The use of social media continues to grow at a rapid pace, with platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr and LinkedIn hungrily consuming the attention of the masses and connecting them with almost everything they buy, watch and read – online and off.

State of the Media: Social Media Report Q3, a new report from Nielsen, analyzes the enormous influence that social media now has on consumer behavior. While the report predominately looks at activity in the USA, the findings are also consistent across international markets, and there’s no evidence that the rise of social media is going to be slowing down anytime soon.

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