Favorite social media graphics from 2017 so far

Facebook, Instagram and Twitter have made videos a vital part of their platform and links from social media are a key traffic driver, but high-quality social media graphics have persevered as a best practice on social media.

As I gathered the links for today’s post, I noticed a few themes:

  1. Weather and sports (specifically the Patriots) were among the most common and popular subjects
  2. The emoji trend really emerged in January-February and has evolved significantly. We’ve gone from showing them all as a reminder, to using a few as a voting mechanism to creatively placing one or two in the graphic as subtle encouragement
  3. Photo quality matters almost as much as being first.
  4. Graphics make for great breaking news headline updates on topics people have already been following