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Social Media: the 2011 Timeline

SOCIAL MEDIA: THE 2011 TIMELINE JANUARY 1 Japanese Twitter users started off the New Year by setting a record sending 7,000 tweets per second FEBRUARY 22 An Egyptian baby was named "Facebook" to commemorate the vital role Facebook and other social media played in Egypt's revolution MARCH 12 572,000 new Twitter accounts were created in a single day APRIL 11 FritoLay set a World Record with 1,575,161 Facebook 'likes' in 24 hours MAY 1 News of Osama bin Laden's death generated the highest level of sustained tweets to date with an average of 3,440 tweets per second JUNE 20 Foursquare hit 10 million members JUNE 30 Facebook reached one trillion pageviews, making it the most visited Web site in the world JULY 1 Facebook reached more than 800 million active users worldwide JULY 6 Facebook launched its video calling services using Skype as its technology partner JULY 12 The #OccupyWallStreet hashtag was first used JULY 17 Japan defeated the U.S. in the FIFA Women's World Cup resulting in 7,196 tweets per second JULY 24 Google+ became the fastest social network to reach 10 million users at 16 days (Twitter took 780 days and Facebook took 852 days) AUGUST 1 LinkedIn hit 115.8 million registered users AUGUST 28 Beyonce announced she's expecting at the VMAS, prompting 8,869 tweets per second SEPTEMBER 7 Twitter announced that it had 100 million active users logging in at least once a month and 50 million active users every day OCTOBER 11 QR codes started being used to locate lost pets and luggage OCTOBER 26 Klout changed its algorithm that calculated users' scores causing a Nationwide uproar NOVEMBER 18 Instagram reached 13 million users 13 months after its launch DECEMBER 1 YouTube reprogrammed its website, marking the biggest renovation since Google bought the site for $1.76 billion 5 years ago DECEMBER 5 Facebook bought location-based service Gowalla DECEMBER 6 In the United States, more than half of people over 13 were on Facebook totalling 155,981,460 registered American users Rights Reserved

Social Media: the 2011 Timeline

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As social media grows, so do big events related to social media. This timeline takes a look back at notable moments for social media in 2011.


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