Calendar-Based Infographics Pack A Punch

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We’ve been through quite a few infographic formats that work well with the web. Similar to the list infographic and the timeline, calendar-based infographics do a great job showing the year to date or year in review.

This infographic, courtesy of The SEO Company, details a look back at the state of social media so far this year. And it’s really been a breakout year for some social sites: Pinterest became the fastest growing social network of all time, Facebook just launched their IPO, and Google has once again joined the fray of social with Google Plus.

Even though Google + is trying its best to compete with Facebook and other popular social networking sites, it hasn’t done as well so far. With lax censorship and not as many users, Google Plus seems to be lagging behind. Maybe things will look up for them in 2013.

Kony 2012 blew up the YouTube community with a heart-string-pulling campaign video that has received over 87 million views. Impressive, yet not as impressive as the ever so popular, Charlie Bit my Finger with 450 million views.

The infographic leaves us off with a thought about the fictitious Mayanspace – the doomsayers will probably love this one :) No doubt someone will try to build a social network on such a topic.

The State of Social Media 2012 by The SEO Company
The State of Social Media 2012 by The SEO Company

What’s been the most notable event in social media in your world so far? Please let us know in the comments.

About the Author

Brian Wallace is the President of NowSourcing, Inc., a premier social media firm specializing in infographic design, development and content marketing promotion. The company is based in Louisville, KY and works with companies that range from small business to Fortune 500.

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