Social Media in 2017

On the 1st day of Xmas, social media gave to me…? Read on to discover our review of the highlights of social media in 2017.

On the 1st day of Xmas, social media gave to me…

1 excited Black Friday shopper…

😱THE BIGGEST DAY OF THE SHOPPING YEAR😱…didn’t quite give us the scenes of chaos we see yearly across the pond. 

It worked out quite well for this chap though.

Black Friday Shopping - UK


On the 2nd day of Xmas, social media gave to me…

2 BILLION Facebook users…

That’s right, there are 7.6 billion (ish) people on this planet. As of 2017, 2 billion have Facebook accounts. Wow.


On the 3rd day of Xmas, social media gave to me…

3 hundred million Twitter users…

After a rough spell, Twitter saw positive results in 2017 as users went up and they cracked down on bots and fake accounts. Plus, the added bonus of 280 characters per Tweet. Will we get an “edit” button soon?


On the 4th day of Xmas, social media gave to me…

4 reasons to go OTT on Instagram Stories like never before…

Boomerangs, polls, stickers and text – who’s become addicted?

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On the 5th day of Christmas, social media gave to me…

5 Gemma Collins memes…

She gets her own meme section for her social media contribution to 2017.

Gemma Collins Memes - BlueFrog Media


On the 6th day of Christmas, social media gave to me…

6 of the best Snapchat stories…

Be honest, how many hours have you spent playing with filters, sharing weird snaps with friends and filming pets in the hope they do something silly? Snapchat is definitely one to watch out for businesses in 2018.

 

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On the 7th day of Christmas, social media gave to me…

7 great reasons to tag your mates…

One moment you’re a chicken nugget, then you owe someone money, then you’re trying to work out which Sonia you are. Things like this just haven’t passed in 2017.

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On the 8th day of Xmas, social media gave to me…

8 hundred million users on Instagram…

In September ‘17, Instagram passed the 800,000,000 user mark. That’s a lot of people competing for #OOTD.

#Instagram #EightHundredMillion #Users #LotsOfPeople #InstaDaily #Stories #EighthDay #SocialMedia #ChristmasCountdown #BadHashtags #Hashtag


On the 9th day of Xmas, social media gave to me…

9 GIFs we see over and over and over again…

Old or new, GIFs permanently live in our feeds. Here’s nine GIFs that just won’t seem to go away, summing up our lives in 2017.


On the 10th day of Xmas, social media gave to me…

10 years of #Hashtags…

The # symbol is apparently used 125 million times on Twitter each day. Here are 10 of the biggest hashtags trend in its history – how many do you remember?

#barcamp – the very very very first hashtag.

#HeForShe – The HeForShe campaign for gender equality.

#IceBucketChallenge – this social media challenge led to the funding of an important scientific gene discovery.

#FollowFriday – did you know that the first #FollowFriday was 16th January 2009. There’s been more than half a billion #FF (or #followfriday) uses since then.

#BlackLivesMatter – the continued campaign to fight racism.

#PutYourBatsOut – after cricketer Phillip Hughes died in 2014 this hashtag became a tribute.

#JoinIn – comedian Sarah Millican created an online community for anyone feeling lonely.

#EdBallsDay – rule 101 of social media, don’t Tweet your own name.

#EdBallsDay

#TheDress – white, gold, blue, black. This caused major debates – in fact seeing the picture again has caused the office to start arguing over it again.

#TheDress

#CupforBen – a Devon dad made a plea on Twitter to find a replacement sippy cup for his autistic son.

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On the 11th day of Xmas, social media gave to me…

11 million Likes on one Beyonce Instagram image…

🙇 *All hail Queen Bey* 👑🐝

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On the 12th day of Xmas, social media gave to me…

12 trending memes…

Many many many many versions of these, and so much more, have appeared in 2017. 

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That concludes our summary of social media in 2017. Let us know your favourites via Facebook and Twitter.

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