Social Commerce is one of the hottest social trends in 2011, and is rapidly being leveraged worldwide by corporations both large and small. Many brands, such as beverage company Big Train, along with major players like Coca Cola, Starbucks and Disney, have embraced this opportunity to make it easy for social media fans to purchase products directly from social networks.

In recognition of this game-changing trend, the insightful folks at Useful Social Media have put together a social commerce timeline infographic, citing valuable statistics and key moments in the brief history of the merging between social media and e-commerce.

Where do you think it’ll go next?