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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