2012 was a busy year for social media. Facebook decided only to operate in the billions – 1 billion active users, $1 billion for Instagram and a multi multi multi billion dollar IPO. Twitter on the other hand continued to cement its status as the worlds pulse while Pinterest was content to revolutionise scrap booking. Then there was Google+…I think the jury’s still out there. Mix in LinkedIn, a new new MySpace, a handful of mobile centered social network and you’ve got a monumental 12 months. So why not wrap things up by grading the majors with a social media report card? Thought so, dig in.
Were you one of many that searched for Whitney Houston? retweeted Barack Obamas “4 More Years” or checked-in at a New York’s Time Square? This infogaphic needs very little by way of an introduction, it’s the top everything we did digitally in 2012. Read more…
Absolutely love this. For me this embodies the power of the web. The simple ability to have a voice, connect with likeminded souls around the world and have a hell of a lot of fun in the process! The video below is YouTubes Rewind masterpiece, a collaboration meets mash-up of the years most culturally profound content. If the film leaves you wanting more, do not worry, there area series of hidden links to additional footage and the original material scattered though out the 4.15s of footage, plus I’ve dropped a ton of link for you below. Enjoy YouTubers!
Lets keep this simple, Contagious Magazine rounds up the landmark events, movements and socio economic shifts that have shaped and influenced 2012. An interesting retrospective if you have the time to spare.
As another year begins to draw to a close its time for Google to release their annual Zeitgeist video. As always it captures the last 12 months beautifully and summerises what has been a year of both amazing human achievement and inspiration, marred with equally large tragedy and soul searching. To see just how far we have come since this time last year then check out Zeitgeist 2011 for a very different vibe. Search on…
More fun facts from Socialnomics author Erik Qualman. I’m sure these stats get more and more fantastical each and ever year, I wouldn’t be surprised to see 314% of the worlds population on Facebook next time round! Still, its an enjoyable 4 minutes, although a change in soundtrack would be appreciated for version 5!
It’s that time of year again…and by that I mean Q4. From this point on my trends prediction is that we’ll start to see an acceleration on the release of 2013 digital trends presentations! Here’s the proverbial first cab off the rank by Dynamit which covers CMO/CTO convergence, Mobility, The Quantified Self (!), Fragmentation and Location. Enjoy.
After dominating most of the Western world social media continues to grow in emerging digital powerhouses like China, Brazil, India and Argentina. This well prepared and thorough presentation updates the global social media scene with the very latest data and is sure to be poured over by the webs social illuminati.
To ensure Peace Day 2012 is the biggest day of global ceasefire and non-violence ever, Euro RSCG London have created The Peace Button, an online call to arms to take notice of world peace. Supported by a range of digital and social media channels including YouTube, Facebook and Twitter, Press For Peace aims to build awareness and momentum in the run up to World Peace day on September 21st. To show your support for Peace Day, click on The Peace Button to mark the date in your online calendar or use the hashtag #thepeacebutton.
How far the web has come in the last ten years. Yahoo has been and almost gone, Facebook has emerged as a major player and the online revolution of commerce has driven some business to the point of bankruptcy and beyond. Its been quite a journey and one that is a long long way from finishing but that shouldn’t get in the way of a little bit of nostalgia!