Proliferation of Social Media

New social media sites continue to emerge and catch on. The number of social media networks consumers can choose from has exploded, and too many sites to count are adding social features or integration. While Facebook and Twitter continue to be among the most popular social networks, Pinterest emerged as one of the breakout stars in social media for 2012, boasting the largest year-over-year increase in both unique audience and time spent of any social network across PC, mobile web, and apps. Source: Nielsen’s THE SOCIAL MEDIA REPORT, STATE OF THE MEDIA, December 2012