Social media is never static. It is an an ever-changing array of tools and platforms built for any number of purposes.

Today, HootSuite is celebrating its fifth birthday. Over the last 5 years social media has changed the world in innumerable ways. From becoming a resource for activists to showing us the earth as we had never seen it before, each year brought new social networks with new purposes (and the decline of others, like MySpace). 

This infographic offers a snapshot of the last 5 years of social media, how it has evolved and impacted our lives. What stands out for you?

The Evolution of Social Media