Top Social Media Stats of 2013 [INFOGRAPHIC]

Brian Wallace President and Founder, NowSourcing

Posted on December 27th 2013

Top Social Media Stats of 2013 [INFOGRAPHIC]

As 2013 comes to a close we are all reflecting on the past year. Its ups, downs, memorable events and so on and so forth. So just like anything else, the world of social media also had its share of news and changes that none of us could, even if we wanted to, ignore.

L.L. Bean upped its Pinterest game with its Woodland Creatures board and became the most followed board on Pinterest in 2013 with 4,689,706 followers. The selfie has made its mark this year with more than 35 million photos on Instagram tagged #selfie. Twitter is still blowing up thanks to the 231.7 million active users. They spend about 170 minutes each month on the network, about half posting tweets and half reading those tweets. And how could we forget, the most memorable moment of all, Snapchat declining acquisition offers of $4 billion from Facebook and Google?

Take a look at this infographic, courtesy of Sparefoot for more on a social media year in review. Some things may make you cringe (outrageous Facebook usage stats) and some might make you breathe a sigh of relief (growing popularity of infographics). Let us know what you think in the comments below and don't forget to like and share!

top social media moments of 2013 (infographic)
Courtesy of: SpareFoot

Brian Wallace

President and Founder, NowSourcing

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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John Phanchalad
Posted on December 28th 2013 at 2:55AM

The most useful stat there for marketers and people selling marketing services has to be the facebook stats.  The question of "should I be on facebook" unfortunately is still being asked in 2013 when really it should be "why shouldn't I be on facebook?".

Looking at these stats looks as if facebook has the most engaged userbase...

Felix Brown
Posted on December 30th 2013 at 6:47AM

Just as I thought, this is great news. I know why these social media are the best tools from and for promoting your goods and services without spending too much money just to be successful.

Cyril Gaillard
Posted on January 3rd 2014 at 6:20AM

I have a hard time believing the 40% of paying users on LinkedIn. During the growth hacker conference last year (available on Udemy), a guy from LinkedIn said that they reached 1% of paying users. So I doubt they increased it to 40% in a year or two. They give away one month for free so that I might have increased a bit though but I actually don't know anybody that pays for premium out of all of my friends or connections.