The #RLTM Scoreboard: Social Networking Stats for the Week
|Facebook:||1 billion active users||via Facebook|
|Twitter:||over 200 million monthly active users||via Twitter|
|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:||112 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:||nearly 70 million monthly unique visitors||via Reddit|
|WhatsApp:||200 million monthly active users||via TechCrunch|
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WhatsApp Tops Twitter In Monthly Active Users
According to WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum, WhatsApp is now larger than Twitter by monthly active users. Without revealing an exact number, he just said the app has over 200 million users (the last reported amount of monthly active users for Twitter.) WhatsApp is a cross-platform instant messaging application that allows users to send text, image, video and audio messages; it’s hugely popular as a way to stay in touch while traveling overseas.
While onstage at an AllThingsD conference in New York, Koum also announced that WhatsApp now sees an average of 8 billion inbound and 12 million outbound messages per day.
While WhatsApp and Twitter are very different platforms, the comparison does provide possible support for recent theories that younger users are turning to newer apps (like WhatsApp), while older social networking sites (Facebook, Twitter) are falling out of favor with this demographic.
Previously free, WhatsApp is now charging $0.99 per year – a change that has not yet caused “any drop off in user numbers or engagement,”reports TechCrunch.
Have you tried WhatsApp yet?