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Social Networking Stats: YouTube’s Nordic Expansion, #RLTM Scoreboard

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: 93 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: 56 million monthly unique visitors via Reddit

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

YouTube Sees Huge Growth in Sweden, Expands In Nordic Countries

YouTube Sees Big Growth in SwedenYouTube has seen impressive growth in Sweden following the launch of a local site in 2008.  Based on those figures and the current popularity of YouTube in neighboring countries, the video sharing platform has just launched local sites in Denmark, Finland and Norway.

Sweden’s YouTube.se now has one million unique daily visitors.   In 2008, viewers watched just 1.2 million clips per day; now, that number has grown to 25 million video clips each day – a growth level of 1,983% over the last five years (eMarketer).

The launches in Denmark, Finland and Norway are a reaction to the local site’s success in Sweden, and also YouTube’s stats in those countries:

  • YouTube is the third most visited website in Denmark
  • YouTube is the fourth most visited website in Finland
  • 12% of internet users in Norway visit YouTube daily (18% of those ages 15-29)

The expansion will provide viewers with more relevant content, and will enable local advertisers to “purchase and run banner, text and video ads directed specifically toward visitors in those three countries.”