A useful chronology of the key social media events and statistics over the past 12 months. Slightly surprised by the omission of Tumblr, which is predicted to continue its stellar growth in 2013. According to Techcrunch, the company is getting 20 billion pageviews a month, up from 15 billion at the beginning of the year. Will it be acquired by Facebook in 2013? Someone seems to think so: “If Facebook isn’t thinking of buying Tumblr, it should be.” One thing is for certain, FB will take action wherever it sees a threat. I think 2013 could be another interesting year for social media and I’m sure there will be further consolidation by the big players (Facebook, Google and Apple).
For users – well, we still have a bewildering choice, which can’t be a bad thing.
We live in interesting times!