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2012: A Year Of Incredible Social Numbers [INFOGRAPHIC]

Stop SOPA. The death of Whitney Houston. Linsanity. The rise of Pinterest. Kony 2012. Facebook acquires Instagram. Call Me Maybe. The London Olympics. A new look for Twitter. One billion users. Felix Baumgartner’s record-breaking jump. Hurricane Sandy. Obama’s re-election. Gangnam Style.

All of this took place in 2012. And each one of these events went viral on social media.

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Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest – Which Social Network Won 2012? [INFOGRAPHIC]

2012 was a huge year for social media. Facebook’s IPO and Instagram buyout dominated the headlines. Twitter is now everywhere, and celebrated the tail-end of the year by reaching 200 million active users. LinkedIn has strengthened its position as the premier business social network while shaking off Facebook’s share price nightmare to continue to trade near its stock peak. And Pinterest had one of the best twelve months of any social network, ever.

But which of these social behemoths experienced a year that they’re never going to forget?

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What Was Everybody Talking About On Twitter And Facebook In 2012? [INFOGRAPHIC]

What were you talking about in 2012?

The Superbowl, SOPA, KONY 2012, Facebook’s IPO and Instagram buyout, the iPhone 5, the London Olympics, Gangnam Style and the little matter of the U.S. Presidential election dominated social media reportage and conversation over the past twelve months, with all of these stories trending strongly across Twitter, Facebook and the other major social channels.

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The State Of Social Media 2012 [INFOGRAPHIC]

A year is a long time, but it’s an eternity in social media.

Do you remember all the way back to January, when Pinterest was named the best new startup of 2011, and Facebook introduced Timeline? In May Facebook had their much-hyped IPO, August saw Instagram top Twitter for daily active users and in November, President Obama’s election victory message became the most retweeted Twitter post of all time.

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Social Business 2012 – A Year In Review [INFOGRAPHIC]

2012 will be remembered as the year when Facebook reached one billion active users, Twitter started generating one billion new tweets every 2-3 days and Pinterest emerged as a viable social network for retail marketing, but the platforms themselves have also had a very busy year, certainly when it comes to the little matter of their business.

In the past twelve months Twitter has acquired Summify, Posterous, RestEngine and Dasient, Facebook shelled out $1 billion for Instagram and Google+ – get this – launched a search page.

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Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, Pinterest – The Social Sharing Trends Of 2012 [INFOGRAPHIC]

2012 has almost come and gone and, by all accounts – certainly in the social media space – it was a big year.

We had the social Olympic Games, a very social U.S. presidential election and, overall, social sharing increased by almost a full quarter (23 percent) on 2011.

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?

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The State Of Social Media 2012 [STUDY]

In less than a decade, social media has rapidly integrated itself into our everyday personal and professional lives, with seemingly no corner of the planet untouched by its infectious charms.

But is there still room for growth in this exciting sector, or has the space plateaued? How many social networks do we use? Are niche social networking sites the way forward? And how are consumers engaging with social brands?

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