2011 Social Media All Stars: Social Media Infographic With A MLB Twist

Last year visual marketing and data visualization firm Lemon.ly released 2010 Social Media All Stars, an MLB-style roster of the top social networks of the year. Now, back by popular demand, Lemon.ly has released their 2nd Annual Social Media All Stars lineup. Who made the cut? Find out after the jump.

Last year visual marketing and data visualization firm Lemon.ly released 2010 Social Media All Stars, an MLB-style roster of the top social networks of the year.  Now, back by popular demand, Lemon.ly has released their 2nd Annual Social Media All Stars lineup.

The infographic shows how, just like with Major League Baseball, the top players in social media can change quickly.  The top 10 players in social media are ranked and their stats are put on display, from the year they were founded to the number of users, funding, and number of employees.  Each player gets their own card and a short description of their performance over the past year.

Six of the Social Media All Stars are returning from last year—Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, Foursquare and LinkedIn—but four new players also join the game.  This year, Lemon.ly welcomes Google Plus, Instagram, Spotify and Tumblr to their All Star list, bidding farewell to MySpace, Gowalla, Google Buzz and Digg.  Sorry guys!

Check out the infographic below and let us know what you think.  Are there any social media players that you think should have made this list but didn’t?  We’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.

Megan O’Neill is the resident web video enthusiast here at Social Times.  Megan covers everything from the latest viral videos to online video news and tips, and has a passion for bizarre, original and revolutionary content and ideas.