Without social media it seems as though we would all be lost, wandering souls. Social media has become our source of all things interesting. Some of us use it to connect with old friends and family, interact with our favorite businesses, find out the latest celebrity gossip, and/or as a time passer. Whatever the reason we use social media, it’s obvious it has become one of the biggest forums for people to connect and share their lives.
When most people think of social media, Facebook is the first thought to cross their mind. Facebook seems to have taken over the world of social media. What once started out as a site for college students to connect has now turned into a social media monster. But contrary to popular belief, Facebook isn’t the only contender. This infographic presented by The Seo Company highlights the state of Facebook and other social media websites in 2012.
So other than the book of faces, what’s going on with other social media sites? Well, if you haven’t heard of Pinterest you are completely out of the loop. For those who may not know, Pinterest is basically a virtual pinboard. You can pin pictures to different boards you have created and keep all of your ideas and inspiration in one place. Pinterest was named the Best New Startup of 2011, a title I’m sure Facebook once held. It also referred more business than Linkedin, YouTube and Google+.
Speaking of Google+, President Obama held the first all-virtual interview with U.S. citizens using G+ Hangouts. Pretty cool, although Google+ has not gotten as popular as many expected it to. Todd Wasserman of Mashable found that the average person spends 3.3 minutes on Google+ compared to 7.5 hours on Facebook per month. It seems as though Facebook is still the top dog, but will it last forever?
View the infographic below to find out more about the state of our beloved social media websites.