The social media annual 2012


It has been another incredible year in the world of online networking and shared content. With this in mind we thought it best to compile some intriguing stats, facts, and videos, all of which suggest this revolution has far from peaked.
The most Tweeted about event of the year was….
London 2012, with over 150million 140 character messages sent as a result, peaking at 116,000 per minute during the Closing Ceremony. When Usain Bolt won the 200m sprint 80,000 tweets went out per minute.
The most shared social video advert of the year was…
Invisible Children: Kony 2012, with over 10million global shares, more than double the biggest hit of 2011. It also tops the viral chart for this year, at 213,108,436 views.

 
The most popular UK destinations for Facebook check-ins this year were…
Alton Towers, followed by Thorpe Park, The Trafford Centre, Hyde Park, and Leicester Square. Covent Garden, The 02, Buckingham Palace, Westfield Stratford City, and the Olympic Village complete the Top 10.
The most online and socially active country in the world this year was…
Britain, with 52% of the population now signed up to at least one network, and only 15% of the population without access to the Internet. Second in the running was the U.S., followed by Russia, Czech Republic, and Spain.
The most talked about trends on Facebook this year were…
London 2012, followed by; Fifty Shades of Grey, Rylan Clark, Whitney Houston’s death, Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee, One Direction, The Avengers, Goodbye Blue, You Only Live Once (YOLO), and Usain Bolt.
Google’s biggest trending search, people, and performing artist for 2012 was…
Whitney Houston, after she died unexpectedly in February. Kate Middleton was the nearest rival following those topless photos, however images of Hurricane Sandy’s devastation were the most in-demand pictures of the year. Take a closer look here:
The most popular and influential person in global social media this year was…
Justin Bieber, as per Starcount data from eleven of the world’s most popular networks. As a result, the 18-year-old Canadian singer also tops the all-time league table, ousting Lady Gaga from pole position two years after she took the crown.
Your year, according to Facebook, looks like this…
https://www.facebook.com/yearinreview