The year 2012 made so many achievements in the area of social media worldwide. Let’s look back at what these great moments were.
Firstly, the Facebook Timeline. There were a mix of positive and negative reactions with the change of the profile page to the Timeline. Eventually, users went with the flow and started uploading their most loved cover images.
President Barrack Obama at the start of the year held his first virtual interview with U.S. citizens using the Google+ Hangout. His victory in the U.S. elections was also attributed to his active use of the social media to engage with and be transparent to his followers and citizens of his country.
Pinterest also gained much popularity. In fact, it was voted as Best New Startup at the end of 2011. Interestingly, it was able to refer more business compared to LinkedIn, Google+ and YouTube.
In April, Facebook surprised fans by buying Instagram for a whopping $1 billion. In the same month, this top social media site started synching Timeline and email addresses.
By August, Instagram edged out Twitter for having the most number of daily active users for the first time. It reached 80 million users and still counting. At this time, majority of 80 percent of Pinterest’s pins have become repins.
When September came, LinkedIn recorded 175 new members per day while Facebook gained its one billionth member in the same month.
By November, President Obama’s victory Facebook post “four more years” gained more than 4 million likes. It was the most liked post ever on the site.
Finally in December, Pope Benedict XVI becomes a member of Twitter while Psy’s Gangnam Style music video became the most-watched video of all time on YouTube. The music video had already reached 1 billion hits and still counting.
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