It’s the last work day of the week for most of us. How satisfied are you with 2011? If you work in social media, you might have a lot to say about the things that have happened in the past year. Have you taken a look at the big picture?
If you take even only a minute to ponder on the past year, you will realize that it was huge for social media. So many developments, so many news highlights, and so many more people became engaged on various platforms. Big brand Media Bistro has not overlooked this fact, and it has created an infographic (surprise!) about what mattered most in 2011 for social media. ((Media Bistro))
The infographic presents the highlights of world news that made it big in social media from January 2011 to December 2011. In case you missed out on some of these events, this infographic will fill in the gaps.
Here are some of the notable events:
- JANUARY: Twitter and Facebook were the main venues for the anti-Mubarak movement, with photos of the protestors flooding the Internet.
- MARCH: The destruction that the Japan earthquake wrought shocked the entire world. It also prompted Google to launch the app People Finder, which helped the victims of the natural disaster. In the first week alone, 7,000 entries were posted.
- APRIL: Three words – The Royal Wedding. People were inundated with information about this event on every possible social media platform.
- MAY: Osama Bin Laden met his death. This prompted a record to be broken: 3,400 tweets per second about it!
- JUNE: Google entered the social networking arena with Google+. Here’s a question: how much do you use Google+? What do you use it for?
- JULY: Occupy Wall Street made it as a hashtag on Twitter.
- SEPTEMBER: #winning. Remember that hashtag? That enabled Charlie Sheen to reach 1 million followers in the fastest period. No, I do not follow him.