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|
|VK:||over 190 million users||via VK|
|LinkedIn:||200 million active users||via LinkedIn
|Google Plus:||135 million monthly active users||via Google|
|Tumblr:||91 million blogs||via Tumblr|
|Instagram:||100 million users||via TechCrunch|
|Tagged:||20 million unique monthly users||via Tagged|
|Foursquare:||nearly 30 million users||via Adweek
|Pinterest:||over 25 million users||via AdWeek|
|Posterous:||15 million monthly users||via Posterous|
|Reddit:||49 million monthly unique visitors||via Reddit|
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Twitter Use Doubles Among Those 55+ in France
In a study that examined Twitter desktop use in France, comScore discovered that the 55+ demographic accounted for the largest segment of French Twitter users in November 2012, beating out the 15-24 age group at 1.3 million to 1.2 million users, respectively.
The 55+ age group doubled in the past year (100% growth rate) to overtake the 15-24 year-old demographic, which grew 62% (still an impressive number) year-over-year.
Overall, Twitter’s desktop audience grew 53% in France, reaching 5.5 million internet users in the country in November 2012. This makes France the 7th largest market for Twitter.
Note: had the study measured mobile and tablet use of Twitter, the younger demographic most likely would have topped the 55+ age group. However, even for desktop use only, it’s still a rather notable to see the older demographic coming out on top for Twitter use.
Are you surprised by the dominance of older users on Twitter in France?