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Social Networking Stats: Twitter Hits 500 Million, Pinterest Grows in Europe, #RLTM Scoreboard

The #RLTM Scoreboard:  Social Networking Stats for the Week

Facebook: over 845 million users via Facebook
Twitter: over 500 million users via Twopcharts
Renren: over 170 million users via iResearch iUser Tracker
Qzone: 500 million active users via China Internet Watch
Sina Weibo: over 250 million users via Forbes
LinkedIn: 150 million members via LinkedIn
Groupon: 115 million subscribers via Reuters
Google Plus: over 90 million users via Larry Page
Tumblr: 45 million blogs via Tumblr
Posterous: 3.9 million members via SF Gate
Pinterest 11.7 million monthly uniques via TechCrunch
Foursquare: 15 million users via Mashable
Instagram 15 million users via The Next Web
Tagged 20 million active users  via The Wall Street Journal

Please email marissa@modernmediapartners.com if you have additional updates, or a social network that you feel should be on the list.

Twitter Hits 500 Million Registered Users, Pinterest Grows Rapidly in Europe

Twitter Hits 500 Million Registered UsersTwitter has surpassed the 500 million user mark, according to unofficial Twitter statistician Twopcharts.com.  Approximately 12.3 new accounts are being registered per second, and Twopcharts predicts that Twitter will reach the next milestone – 600 million users – in 103 days. However, that leaves two big questions: how many of these accounts are active, and how many are fake accounts?

Pinterest Growing Rapidly in EuropeSince May 2011, Pinterest has consistently seen growth rates in the double, triple, and quadruple digits in European countries, as reported by comScore.  In terms of unique visitors, the UK was the leading EU market with 245,000 unique visitors in January 2012.  Germany had 67,000 unique visitors in January 2012, while Spain had 62,000.

Germany took the lead as Pinterest’s fastest growing EU market with a growth rate of 2956% from May 2011 to January 2012, followed by Spain (a rise of 1348%), and Italy (794%) within that same time period.

 Pinterest Growth In Europe by Unique Visitors via comScore

 

While visitors from France and the UK decreased slightly between December 2011 and January 2012, engagement on Pinterest rose by 1740% and 20%, respectively.

 

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