2011 Social Media Review

2011 Social Media ReviewReflections on the past year in social media, from John Luginbill, highlighting historical moments, notable achievements, and for some, new terms and alarming statistics…

The 2011 Social Media Timeline

What other memorable moments would you add? What do you think is the most notable achievement in social media in 2011? I want to know, so leave your comments below.

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2011 Social Media ReviewJohn Luginbill is an author, speaker, marketing strategist and CEO of the marketing firm THE HEAVYWEIGHTS. John and his team have worked with some of America’s greatest brands like Nike, McDonald’s, Wal-Mart, and Thomas’ English Muffins.  John is passionate about developing strategy and programs that aid the mission of great health systems, hospitals, FQHC’s, and medical practices.


Buck, Stephanie. “A Visual History of Twitter [INFOGRAPHIC].” Social Media News and Web Tips Mashable The Social Media Guide. https://mashable.com/2011/09/30/twitter-history-infographic/.

Bullas, Jeff. “Google+ Hits 25 Million Users in Less than One Month.” JeffBullas.com. https://www.jeffbullas.com/2011/08/04/google-hits-25-million-users-in-less-then-one-month/.

“Foursquare Now Officially At 10 Million Users | TechCrunch.” TechCrunch. https://techcrunch.com/2011/06/20/foursquare-now-officially-at-10-million-users/.

Johnson, James. “Klout Changes Algorithm, Many Users Find Scores Negatively Effected” The Blog Herald. https://www.blogherald.com/2011/10/26/klout-changes-algorithm-many-users-find-scores-negatively-effected/.

Taylor, Chris. “Twitter Has 100 Million Active Users.” Social Media News and Web Tips Mashable The Social Media Guide. https://mashable.com/2011/09/08/twitter-has-100-million-active-users/.

Titlow, John Paul. “Facebook Hits 1 Trillion Pageviews.” ReadWriteWeb. https://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/facebook_hits_1_trillion_pageviews.php.

“Twitter – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.” Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twitter#cite_note-76https://.

“Twitter Blog: #numbers.” Twitter Blog. https://blog.twitter.com/2011/03/numbers.html.

John Luginbill




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  1. Robert Samuel on December 24, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    Great rundown John. I can’t believe the year is already over and so many historic things happened via social media. Who knows what will happen next year.

  2. Ruben heryanto on December 25, 2011 at 11:12 am

    The evolution of social networking. Based on fundamental social exchange needs. Is no exception to the rule. If internet is starring point for social networking, where the era of e-mailing only satisfies 5 % of social needs, then Social Network Services (SNS) website today, which represent abundant social opportunities can fulfill social need at least 10.000 times more. This ultimate translates to an unthinkable impact on the global information trafficking industry. Seeing the rapid development of the internet industry, the Chinese government was quick to come up with supportive policies.
    SNS is the contracting for “Social Network Services” in China 86.9% of internet users go online to look for friends. About 80 million Chinese users browse the internet every day, looking for friends and business opportunities, etc. an average, internet user base enjoys a rapid growth of 57.65% annually. Let’s take a closer look into the beginning and development of the internet industry in China.

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