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2014 was another big social year. We had a lot of interesting, controversial, exciting, and so much expected social media news.

We start the year with a successful deal from Facebook. On February 19, Facebook announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire WhatsApp, a rapidly growing cross-platform mobile messaging company, for a total of approximately $16 billion, including $4 billion in cash and approximately $12 billion worth of Facebook shares. The agreement also provides for an additional $3 billion in restricted stock units to be granted to WhatsApp’s founders and employees that will vest over four years subsequent to closing.

Until you will read all the 66 most important social media news from 2014 collected in this infographic, you can read a small summary below:

2 new projects launched:

– Jelly App (January 7th)
– Ello (March)

New redesign

– YouTube (February 20th)
– Facebook News Feed (March 6th)
– Facebook Pages (March 10th)
– Twitter (April 8th)
– Vine.co (May 1st)
– Foursquare New Look and Logo (July 23rd)

New search capabilities

– Twitter now indexes every public Tweet (November 18th)
– Facebook Updates Search (December 8th)

New methods of monetization

– Pinterest Promoted Pins (May 12th)
– New way to make a purchase on Twitter (September 8th)
– Advertising on Snapchat (October 17th)

In this Infographic made by HotinSocialMedia.com you’ll find the most important social media news from 2014 ordered by month and by the time of the launch.

 

Which are the most important social media news from 2014 and why (in your opinion)?

 

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4 COMMENTS

  1. Hi Adi

    What an idea and what a brilliant idea. You summed up all the happenings of outgoing year in one post.

    I think the year where we are at its fag end was the most wonderful year for social media. A lot new platforms were introduced and the existing giants have expanded their services during this year.

    The way you put the most relevant information in this infographics is commendable. Otherwise it is not so easy to put news-based info into an infograpnics but you did it here.

    Thanks a lot for sharing your wonderful post.

  2. Hi Muba,

    Thanks for your kind words. Yes, it was not easy to collect all this 66 most important social media news from 2014 in one infographic but I’m glad that you like it.

    2014 was indeed an interesting and exciting year for social media so far and I can’t wait to see that will happen in 2015.