The #RLTM Scoreboard: Social Networking Stats for the Week
|Facebook:||1.19 billion monthly active users||via Facebook|
|YouTube||over 1 billion monthly unique users||via YouTube|
|Twitter:||over 218 million monthly active users||via Twitter|
|Qzone:||599 million monthly active users||via TechCrunch|
|Sina Weibo:||over 500 million users||via The Next Web|
|Renren:||over 170 million users||via iResearch iUser Tracker|
|VK:||over 200 million registered users||via VK|
|LinkedIn:||259 million active users||via LinkedIn|
|Google Plus:||343 million monthly active users||via GlobalWebIndex|
|Tumblr:||164 million blogs||via Tumblr|
|Instagram:||150 million users||via Instagram|
|Vine:||40 million registered users||via Vine|
|Tagged:||20 million unique monthly users||via Tagged|
|Foursquare:||40 million users||via CNET|
|Pinterest:||70 million users||via The Next Web|
|Reddit:||100 million monthly unique visitors||via Reddit|
|WhatsApp:||200 million monthly active users||via TechCrunch|
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Reddit Earns 56 Billion Pageviews in 2013
2013 was a big year for Reddit. The site saw 56 billion pageviews from 731 million unique visitors, according to the Reddit blog.
Reddit users are spreading the wealth among posts; out of over 40 million posts in 2013, the most popular post had just 3.6 million pageviews.
Reddit (registered) users submit content as links or text posts. Posts are then ranked as users vote each submission ‘up’ or ‘down;’ this rank determines where a post appears on the site.
Here’s a few more of Reddit’s year-end stats:
- average visit duration of 15 min 55 sec
- 404,603,286 comments
- 6.7 billion total votes (comment and link votes)
The U.S. was by far the top country in terms of unique visitors, with 48.5 million. Next in line was Canada (7.4 million), followed by the United Kingdom (6.1 million).
Founded in 2005, Reddit has played an interesting role in internet culture, but has yet to achieve profitability. A new electronic bazaar, ‘Reddit Gifts,’ is meant to change that; the site takes a 15-20% cut from every purchase made on the bazaar. Even Bill Gates participated in the “mostly geek-oriented” Secret Santa exchange on Reddit Gifts this holiday season (Reuters).
Will Reddit’s niche market – with users that are notoriously wary of heavy advertising – respond well to this venture into e-commerce?