The microblogging website had a record-setting year in 2012. Lots of stories shared on the social network about the human experience. An infographic from Visual.ly summarized Twitters most important and memorable moments. This visual sketch included the total number of users, tweets and events that were mentioned throughout the year.
With the variety of hashtags used, changes came to the platform with constant innovation that helped the growth become Twitterrific. So this social networking company achieved 500 million users this year along with 140 million of them active accounts, according to the infographic.
The company racked-up a monster year as far as revenue totals of $350 million up from $139 million in 2011. The doubling of revenue was one of the many handful of success stories Twitter experienced.
Record-setting events-President Barack Obama’s 4 for More Years photograph got retweeted 810,000 times-along with many other noteworthy happenings making a viral impact.
Below is a list of the top six events that made plenty of noise and news:
- London Olympic Games 150 Million Tweets
- MTV Music Awards 52 Million Tweets
- US Election 31 Million Tweets
- Superstorm Sandy 20 Million Tweets
- Super Bowl 13.7 Million Tweets
- Whitney Houston Dies 10 Million Tweets
You can also click here to watch the video posted on Twitter’s blog about the most influential events that took place.
“In 2012, everyone on Twitter brought us closer to moments and places that used to be far away or inaccessible: A Tweet from the bottom of the ocean. Tweets from Mars. An extraordinary view from space of Superstorm Sandy. A quiet backstage moment with a presidential candidate. All of these and millions of other such moments were ours to experience directly wherever we were, in the midst of work or play or travel,” according to Twitter.
It was a memorable year for all of the social networking platforms. Facebook in its short history had its Initial Public Offering (IPO), YouTube saw PSY Gangnam Style video become the most viewed on the planet, Pinterest achieving a milestone of becoming the top 50 websites in the United States, etc.
The world seems to have shrunk in light of this massive adoption of social media. The influence has made its way into many different business sectors and not to forget the everyday use from society as well. Twitter too has big aspirations for 2013. Look for their development to continue to deepen with greater sophistication in the mobile sphere while probably trying to surpass Facebook’s dominance as social king.