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Social Media - 2011 Review

created by NEWS Social Media 2011 Review You FACEBOOK TWITTER YOUTUBE NEWS START-UPS FACTS SPOTIFY REACH 2.5M PAYING CUSTOMERS - 24.111 JANUARY ON-GOING - THE ARAB SPRING Also known as the "Twitter Revolution'. Algeria, Egypt Tunisia, Bahrain and Libya, show that social media can change society and politics on a global scale. The 'spring' saw social media being used to organize protests, show injustices, government crackdowns, brake stories and sway public opinion. 20.01.11 Facebook introduce 'sponsored stories' turning users friends activity into adverts GROUPON GOES PUBLIC - 04.111 It becomes the biggest web company since Google to float on the market, raising S805m at an IPO valuation of $12bn NOVEMBER STEVE JOBS PASSES AWAY - 05.10.11 24.01.11 - FOURSQUARE GROWS OCTOBER Foursquare announce that they grew 3,400% year on year in terms of checkins. FEBRUARY THE BIG F8 - 22.09.11 F8 saw major annoucements such as reaching 800m users, unveil the timeline, live ticker, and app integration. Other big news saw Spotify announced as a FB partner. You 02.02.11 YouTube has 92 billion page views per month 09.02.11 8+ GOOGLE+ GOES PUBLIC- 20.09.11 2.9 billion hours 10.02.11 - REBECCA BLACK spent on YouTube THE #OCCUPY MOVEMENT - 17.09.11 per month (325,000 years) Becomes an overnight viral star with "Friday' dubbed by many as 'the worst song ever', despite its 167m views. #occupywallstreet becomes a trending topic around the world, with many blogs dedicated to the movement. Photos and videos are shared around the web, and the movement has now spread around the world. MARCH 01.03.11 - #WINNING SEPTEMBER manages to amass 1m follwers faster than anyone in history. YouTube videos of his erratic be- haviour gain over 35m views, creating infamous phrases such as 'Hwinning'. Charlie Sheen has a Twitter meltdown and 05.03.11 BEYONCE'S PREGNANCY - 28.08.11 On average, 400 tweets a minute Beyonce bump breaks Twitter records when announcing her pregnancy at the VMAS. Tweets about the news flood in at over 8,868 Tweets per second! are YouTube links. 11.03.11 - JAPANESE TSUNAMI 5 21.03.11 People across the world saw the terrible disaster unfold in real-time via social media. Tweets and videos were posted within minutes. UK RIOTS - 06.08.11 Stories, pictures and videos of the riots break on social media, Twitter & Blackberry messenger are blamed for letting the rioters organise themselves. Some call for a 'social media blackout. Twitter celebrates Revolutionizing the way the disaster could be reported to the world. its 5th Birthday! SPAM 23.03.11 -FACEBOOK SPAM ATTACK F Facebook announce that they remove 20,000 profiles a day for infractions such as spam, inappropriate content and underage use. INSTAGRAM KEEPS GROWING - 03.08.11 Over 150 million photos have been uploaded, averaging 15 per second. The site has 7m users inc. Justin Bieber, whose first picture shuts down the site due to demand APRIL 29.04.11 - THE ROYAL WEDDING AUGUST The social media landscape exploded with over Im related Tweets in the month leading up to the day. The wedding accounted for more than 70% of ALL scial media content, even streaming live on YouTube. LOVED AND HATED - 29.07.11 The most liked video on YouTube is Judson Laipply's "Evolution of Dance" with 759,563 likes' The most disliked video is Justin Bieber's "Baby" with 1,490,076 dislikes, the same video is the most viewed with 650m! MAY 18.05.11 - LINKEDIN IPO in FACEBOOK MILESTONES - 01.07.11 10.05.11 Linkedin becomes the first major player in social networking to float on the stock market raising $175 million at a market valuation of $4.,3bn. Share price doubled in the second day of trading. Microsoft confirm JULY FB reaches 750m users & 1 TRILLION page views they are buying Skype in a £5.2bn deal. 8+ 28.06.11 - GOOGLE+ 29.06.11 - MYSPACE SALE 20.05.11 - GIGGS-GATE News Corp confirm the sale of MySpace to Specific Media Oustin Timblerlake also gets a stake) for $35m. News Crop had bought the once king of social media for $580m in Google announce the launch of their Facebook CENSORED Footballer Ryan Giggs tries to sue Twitter and challenger Google*. Initially the launch is invitation only. JUNE several users after he is revealed on Twitter to be 19.05.11 having an affair with Imogen Thomas. Ryan Giggs had, up to that point, remained anonymous because of a super injunction. 2005. Google crowned the most followed brand on Twitter with just over 3m followers

Social Media - 2011 Review

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Just as the year came to a close, we took a look back at all the big Social Media stories to hit the UK and the world.


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