The #RLTM Scoreboard: Social Networking Stats for the Week
|Facebook:||1.32 billion monthly active users||via Facebook|
|YouTube||over 1 billion monthly unique users||via YouTube|
|Twitter:||271 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 230 million registered accounts||via VK|
|LinkedIn:||300 million members||via LinkedIn|
|Google Plus:||343 million monthly active users||via GlobalWebIndex|
|Tumblr:||197 million blogs||via Tumblr|
|Instagram:||200 million monthly active users||via Instagram|
|Vine:||40 million registered users||via Vine|
|Tagged:||11 million unique monthly users||via Tagged|
|Foursquare:||50 million users||via Foursquare|
|Pinterest:||70 million users||via The Next Web|
|Reddit:||114 million monthly unique visitors||via Reddit|
|WhatsApp:||500 million users||via WhatsApp|
|Messenger:||200 million users||via re/code|
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Twitter’s Q2 User Growth Exceeds Expectations, Tops 271 Million
Twitter recently announced its second quarter results for 2014, with both revenue and user growth surpassing analyst expectations. After two quarters in a row showing decelerating user growth, this quarter’s results offered great news for Twitter.
The number of Twitter’s monthly active users topped 271 million (higher than the 267 million expected by analysts), for a year-over-year growth of 24%. Mobile monthly active users rose 29% to reach 211 million.
Timeline views were also on the rise, with 173 billion views, up from 157 billion in Q1.
Twitter’s sales more than doubled, reaching $312.2 million (earlier projections expected this number to be only around $282.8 million.)
What helped boost revenue and increase user growth? According to Twitter, new tools (including several centered around the World Cup) and new user profiles helped to engage users, as well as added capabilities for advertisers both in the U.S. and internationally.
Mobile advertising was responsible for a significant chunk of advertising revenue (81%), and international revenue more than doubled.
Twitter CEO Dick Costolo said Twitter’s reach is even larger than the number of monthly active users: “The size of our audience on our owned and operated properties is two to three times that of just our monthly active user base, which we believe ranks us among the top 10 largest digitally connected audiences in the world.” (Bloomberg)