The world of social media 2014: statistics, facts and figures | The Insight Files |

It’s been a big year for the world, and for social media alike. The World Cup, Sochi Olympics, iPhone 6 announcement, death of Robin Williams and missing Malaysia Flight 370 attracted significant attention on Twitter, Facebook and, social media at large. Social media today is increasingly used as a way to rally communities around common causes to inspire change. This year, everything from the Ukrainian Crisis to the Ferguson jury decision has triggered enormous social and global conversation, something that just wasn’t possible even a decade ago. View the visual for an in-depth look at social media around the world in 2014, which comes courtesy of AddThis.

Via Ivo Nový, Wendy Forbes