The #RLTM Scoreboard: Social Networking Stats for the Week
|Facebook:||901 million monthly active users||via Facebook|
|Twitter:||over 500 million users||via Twopcharts|
|Qzone:||576 million active users||via TechCrunch|
|Sina Weibo:||over 300 million users||via Bloomberg Businessweek|
|Renren:||over 170 million users||via iResearch iUser Tracker|
|LinkedIn:||160 million members||via LinkedIn|
|Google Plus:||170 million “people who have upgraded”||via Google|
|Tumblr:||57 million blogs||via Tumblr|
|Instagram:||50 million users||via CNET|
|Tagged:||20 million unique monthly users||via Tagged|
|Foursquare:||over 20 million users||via Foursquare|
|Pinterest:||over 11 million registered users||via Search Engine Land|
|Posterous:||3.9 million members||via SF Gate|
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Twitter Captures Majority of Media Attention in April 2012
Pinterest is the hot new kid on the social media block, but which platform is getting the most attention from media outlets? Twitter still maintains a healthy lead, with over 54% of total media attention in the month of April, according to new data from HighBeam Research. Facebook is the clear second place winner, with nearly 41% of media attention – still well behind Twitter despite the recent focus around its IPO.
The study analyzed total media attention received by seven social media outlets – Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+, Pinterest, Foursquare and MySpace – in April 2012. Other social networks were well behind the two front-runners: LinkedIn had 2.5% of media attention, followed by Pinterest (.74%), Foursquare (.58%) MySpace (just under .5%) and Google+ (just under .2% – but the search had to be performed as “Google Plus,” so media mentions may have been missed.)
What do you think? Why do you think Twitter continues to be the media darling?