We celebrated a birthday this month, as AddThis turned 5 years old. Â In 5 years we have seen over 1.7 trillion views of our tools, the fall of MySpace, and the rise of Facebook and Twitter. Â AddThis goes way beyond simple sharing tools. Â We process over 70 TBs of data a week so that our publishers can learn what impact their content is having on the social web.
As the director of product for AddThis for the last 10 months, it is amazing to see the evolution of such a simple set of tools become something so essential that over 10 million publishers worldwide use our product. Â Every day is a fun challenge of building a product for over 1.2 billion users.
Five years in Internet time feels like an eternity, and the data we have can clearly show and predict trends happening across the web. Â The infographic we released today shows some of those trends. Â It will be fun to see what trends emerge over the next 5 years.