State of the Media: The Social Media Report 2012 – Nielsen
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Social media and social networking are no longer in their infancy. Since the emergence of the first social
media networks some two decades ago, social media has continued to evolve and offer consumers
around the world new and meaningful ways to engage with the people, events, and brands that matter
to them. Now years later, social media is still growing rapidly and has become an integral part of our
daily lives. Today, social networking is truly a global phenomenon.