Almost 8 in 10 Americans aged 12 and older currently use some form of social media, according to the latest annual Infinite Dial report [PDF] from Edison Research and Triton Digital.
Word-of-mouth edges TV ads and online ads as the leading way by which teens hear about new brands.
While brands gradually increased their daily number of Instagram posts in 2015, their interaction rates declined from an average of 4.96 to 3.1.
Instagram adoption among brands is nearly ubiquitous across industries. Snapchat, on the other hand, is a different story.
Nearly all social media marketers worldwide believe Facebook produces the best ROI and is essential to social media marketing success.
As part of an ongoing examination of social media and news, Pew Research Center analyzed the scope and characteristics of social media news consumers across nine social networking sites.
Facebook narrowly edges Twitter as the social platform that users believe is best for keeping up to date with news, sports or politics.
When GfK MRI asked US smartphone users about what mobile apps they checked first thing in the morning on a typical weekday, two-thirds said they looked at text messages, and 63% checked email.
This infographic from SSLs.com highlights some of the milestones of internet history, from the first email to the first eCommerce transaction to the first tweet.
This year, for the first time, more than half of the US population will use Facebook.