The Growth of Social Media [infographic]

When I first started blogging I could count my readers on one hand. Actually, on one finger. But as the months went by and I began commenting on others’ blogs and linking and discussing ideas, my traffic grew.

And sure enough, more people started writing blogs – and we’d link to each others’ articles and the cycle would repeat.

When Facebook and Twitter started to take off, so too did the amount of attention that these sites garnered. Corporate blogs started to provide more interesting and useful content – and next thing you know, this sideline hobby known as “social media” or more simply, “blogging”, began to morph into something completely different.

But how has it affected your life? Or the lives of your friends, colleagues and yes, even your enemies? This infographic from the folks at SearchEngineJournal show what the data reveals.