The #RLTM Scoreboard: Social Networking Stats for the Week
|Facebook:||955 million active users||via CNET|
|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:||174 million members||via CNET|
|Google Plus:||170 million “people who have upgraded”||via Google|
|Tumblr:||70 million blogs||via Tumblr|
|Instagram:||80 million users||via Instagram|
|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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Latin America will see an 18.5% increase in social networking users this year. While this number is slightly below the worldwide average in growth, that leaves plenty of room for social networking to grow in the region, according to the latest eMarketer estimates. By 2013, one-third of the Latin American population will use social networks.
Social networking penetration is relatively low among the total population, and eMarketer reports that better internet infrastructure is needed in order for penetration to equal that of North America or Europe.
Social networking in Latin American – the highlights:
- Argentina has the highest rate of social network usage among the population as a whole (38%), followed by Brazil (31%) and Mexico (26%)
- Brazil has the greatest overall number of Facebook users (41.5 million internet users)
- Mexico has nearly 28 million Facebook users, while Argentina has just half that number