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:||96 million blogs||via Tumblr|
|Instagram:||100 million users||via Instagram|
|Tagged:||20 million unique monthly users||via Tagged|
|Foursquare:||nearly 30 million users||via Adweek
|Pinterest:||over 25 million users||via AdWeek|
|Reddit:||56 million monthly unique visitors||via Reddit|
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Instagram Tops 100 Million Active Users
Following recent controversy over changing terms of service, Instagram began releasing active user counts to combat rumors that users were abandoning the platform. In a blog post on Tuesday, Instagram revealed that over 100 million people now use the photo-sharing social network every month.
Co-founder Kevin Systrom wrote: “Now, more than ever, people are capturing the world in real-time using Instagram—sharing images from the farthest corners of the globe. What we see as a result is a world more connected and understood through photographs.”
How does this measure up to other social platforms? All Things D labels Twitter as Instagram’s closest competitor — and while it took Twitter six years to reach 200 million users, Instagram has gained 100 million at a much faster rate.
And according to a recent study by Simply Measured, brands are taking note: 59% of top brands are now using Instagram.