It’s been a big year for the world, and it’s been a big year social media.
The World Cup, Sochi Olympics, iPhone 6 announcement, death of Robin Williams and missing Malaysia Flight 370 were huge on Twitter, Facebook and, well, everywhere that had any kind of share button.
But social media is no longer just a way to disseminate information. Fuelled by rapid mobile growth, social today is increasingly used as a way to rally communities around common causes to inspire (and sometimes try to force) change.
This year, everything from the Ukrainian Crisis to the Ferguson jury decision has triggered enormous social and global conversation, something that just wasn’t possible even a decade ago.
Check the visual below for an in-depth look at social media around the world in 2014, which comes courtesy of AddThis.