The #RLTM Scoreboard: Social Networking Stats for the Week
|Facebook:||1 billion active users||via Facebook|
|Twitter:||over 500 million users||via Twopcharts|
|Qzone:||599 million monthly active users||via TechCrunch|
|Sina Weibo:||over 400 million users||via Yahoo|
|Renren:||over 170 million users||via iResearch iUser Tracker|
|LinkedIn:||187 million active users||via LinkedIn|
|Google Plus:||100 million monthly active users||via Google|
|Tumblr:||82 million blogs||via Tumblr|
|Instagram:||100 million users||via TechCrunch|
|Tagged:||20 million unique monthly users||via Tagged|
|Foursquare:||over 25 million users||via SmartBlog on Social Media|
|Pinterest:||over 25 million users||via AdWeek|
|Posterous:||15 million monthly users||via Posterous|
|Reddit:||46.8 million monthly unique visitors||via Reddit|
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In a recent talk at the University of Michigan, Twitter CEO Dick Costolo promised that Twitter users will be able to download a full archive of their tweets before the end of 2012. While discussing Twitter’s role in the future of global communication and democratized access to information, he also revealed some interesting Twitter statistics (TechCrunch).
The deadline for seeing archived tweets may not be certain, but these statistics offer a pretty good look at how the platform has grown:
- Twitter sends one billion tweets every 2.5 days
- the platform has grown to 500 million users sending over 350 million tweets per day
- Twitter saw 3,000 tweets per second during the 2010 World Cup; this past Election Day in the US saw 12,000-15,000 tweets per second
- when the UK TV show ‘The X-Factor’ put a hashtag on screen, it generated 27,000 tweets in 90 seconds
Two other factoids of interest from Costolo’s talk: the platform is working with the Japanese government to create a “lifeline project” — making lists of government agencies that Twitter users can follow in times of emergency or disaster — and, most importantly, Costolo said that Twitter will “never change” its 140-character limit.