The Growth of Social Media: From Passing Trend to International Obsession [Infographic]

While many have come and gone, the growth of social media indicates that more people are catching on and using social networks to connect and communicate.

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First there was AOL and chat rooms and Live Journal and a whole host of other social networks. While many have come and gone, some more notable than others, it’s clear social networking is no passing trend.

For those of us who were on MySpace before it was decimated by Facebook, you know what is was like to be mocked by people who simply didn’t get it. However, a Search Engine Journal infographic about the growth of social media indicates that more people are opting to use social networks to connect and communicate.

Since 2004, the growth of social media has been near exponential.

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