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Social Networking Stats: Twitter’s User Growth Exceeds Expectations, #RLTM Scoreboard

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
SnapChat:  ???? via TechCrunch

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

Twitter’s Q2 User Growth Exceeds Expectations, Tops 271 Million

Twitter Q2 results exceed expectationsTwitter 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)

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Social Networking Stats: Faster Growth Predicted for Twitter, #RLTM Scoreboard

The #RLTM Scoreboard: Social Networking Stats for the Week

Facebook: 1.23 billion monthly active users via Facebook
YouTube over 1 billion monthly unique users via YouTube
Twitter: 255 million monthly active users via VentureBeat
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: 193 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: 113 million monthly unique visitors via Reddit
WhatsApp: 500 million users via WhatsApp
Messenger: 200 million users via re/code
SnapChat:  ???? via TechCrunch

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

Faster Growth Predicted For Twitter

World Cup tweets may help fuel faster growth for TwitterA new report from Evercore predicts a “strong possibility” that Twitter’s growth will speed up in the second quarter of this year, helped by millions of tweets from the 2014 World Cup.

Back in April, Twitter had reported 25% growth in the first quarter of 2014, a drop from the 30% growth rate of the previous period.

“Easing user growth comparisons, combined with strong engagement driven by the World Cup in June, lead us to expect domestic user growth re-acceleration,” said Ken Sena, an analyst at Evercore (Bloomberg). This prediction has also fueled an uptick in stock prices, although Twitter stock is still down 35% so far this year.

How much will the buzz around the World Cup help fuel Twitter’s growth?

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Forecast: Twitter to Grow 4x Faster Than Facebook

A look at growth rates for both Facebook and Twitter in the US reveals that while Facebook’s growth continues to slow, Twitter’s will remain in the double digits through 2014.

Twitter's U.S. Growth Rate Nearly 4X Facebook's By 2014Facebook’s growth was at 38.6% back in 2010, but lowered significantly to 13.4% in 2011 as growth finally began to plateau.  This year, Facebook’s growth rate will drop to 6.6%, and is projected to go as low as 3.6% by 2014.

Twitter, with a much smaller user base and more room to grow, will see much higher growth rates over the next few years.  According to eMarketer’s forecast, Twitter’s growth peaked in 2011 at 31.9% (an increase from 23.5% in 2010). Now numbers will slowly begin to decline, with only 20.7% growth in 2012 — still more than three times Facebook’s projected growth this year. By 2014, Twitter’s growth rate is projected to drop to 14%.

These growth rates will see Twitter’s U.S. user base nearly double between 2010 and 2014, according to eMarketer projections.  By 2014, Twitter will have 37.6 million users (compared to Facebook’s expected 150 million.)

eMarketer’s estimates are based on an analysis of survey and traffic data from research firms and regulatory agencies; company releases; historical trends; internet and mobile adoption trends; and demographic and socio-economic factors.

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