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
Nearly 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%
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?