The fourth quarter of 2012 is nearly upon us, which means pundits, blogs, news sites, and more will soon ruminate on what it all meant.
Before the navel gazing begins, we can tell you that this is the year social media fully embraced the image.
Meanwhile, Facebook also continued its social networking dominance (despite its nose dive on Wall Street).
And social media continues to benefit companies that use it as part an integrated marketing campaign.
All of that and more is represented in this snapshot of social media statistics from 2012 (curiously absent is mention of Pinterest):