The #RLTM Scoreboard: Social Networking Stats for the Week
|Facebook:||955 million active users||via CNET|
|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:||174 million members||via CNET|
|Google Plus:||170 million “people who have upgraded”||via Google|
|Tumblr:||68 million blogs||via Tumblr|
|Instagram:||80 million users||via Instagram|
|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 Users Hit ‘Share’ Nearly 5X More Than Facebook Users
Twitter users are 33X more active than Google+ users, according to a new study by social media research firm Umpf. While Google+ claims 170 million users (second only to Facebook), very few of them are active — sharing is 7X higher on Facebook and 2.5X higher on LinkedIn.
Umpf examined 100 random online entertainment, health, business, technology and general news stories (from sites like The Independent, Telegraph, Forbes, CBS News, Evening Standard, Mashable and TechCrunch) and looked at how many times each story was shared by Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn and Twitter users. Each site had to have the social sharing buttons for all four platforms.
The study then analyzed – on an average per user per channel basis – the propensity of a social media user to share a story on either Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn or Twitter.
Facebook has 955 million active users, Google+ 170 million, LinkedIn 161 million (at the time of this study) and Twitter 140 million. Twitter has the most active user base by far. For every 100 million users:
- 197.3 people were likely to share an online story on Twitter
- 41.8 people were likely to share an online story on Facebook
- 15.2 people were likely to share an online story on LinkedIn
- only 6 people were likely to share an online story on Google+
Check out the infographic:
Infographic and research by Umpf social media agency