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.
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.
Several fast-growing social media services began offering themselves as platforms for advertisers this year.
57% of US millennials checked Facebook at least once a day to get news and information.
US B2B marketers turned to LinkedIn for marketing news far more frequently than other social media sites.
Despite rumors popping up every so often that some people may be cutting back on Facebook usage, the social network reigns supreme.
On regular news days, desktops account for the same amount of content sharing as smartphones—43%.
Teens continue to gravitate to Instagram and away from Facebook.
At 59.4%, Facebook accounts for the most video shares globally among the social networks.
59.4% of video ad shares occur on Facebook, with that figure slightly higher for the US.