Social Networking Stats: Nearly 90% of U.S. Teens On Facebook, #RLTM Scoreboard

The #RLTM Scoreboard:  Social Networking Stats for the Week

Facebook: 901 million monthly active users via Facebook
Twitter: over 500 million users via Twopcharts
Qzone: 576 million active users via TechCrunch
Sina Weibo: over 300 million users via Bloomberg Businessweek
Renren: over 170 million users via iResearch iUser Tracker
LinkedIn: 160 million members via LinkedIn
Google Plus: 170 million “people who have upgraded” via Google
Tumblr: 62 million blogs via Tumblr
Instagram: 50 million users via CNET
Tagged: 20 million unique monthly users via Tagged
Foursquare: over 20 million users via Foursquare
Pinterest: over 11 million registered users via Search Engine Land
Posterous: 3.9 million members via SF Gate

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U.S. Teens on Social Media: Facebook Rules, But Niche Networks Are Gaining Ground

Social Networking Stats: Nearly 90% of Teens On Facebook, #RLTM ScoreboardNearly nine out of ten teens (89.5%) are on Facebook, according to new research from McAfee (as reported by TechCrunch).  While half of teens tend to just observe rather than post their own content on social networks, they are frequent users: 60% check their accounts at least daily, and 41% check accounts “constantly.”

What other social networks are teens spending time on?

  • Twitter – 48.7%
  • Google+ – 41.5%
  • Tumblr – 33%, and more popular with girls than boys
  • 4chan – 23%, more popular with boys than girls
  • Pinterest – 20%
  • Myspace – 18%
  • Foursquare (and other check-in services) – 12.2%

Both Tumblr and 4chan (an imageboard site where users can post anonymously) are growing faster among this demographic than the other social networking sites (TechCrunch).

Despite Facebook’s massive popularity, teens are slowly starting to look elsewhere for their social media fix as their parents log onto Facebook and friend them.  According to new research from YPulse, 18% of teens would rather “check in” on Foursquare than Facebook, and 10% say Pinterest is a better site for browsing (USA Today).

With nearly 90% penetration among this demographic, teens are clearly still engaged with the Facebook.  But will more of them start moving towards smaller sites, seeking more privacy or specific social features?

Are there any teens in your household? What social sites do they log onto most frequently?