Social Networking Stats: Facebook Nears Global Domination, #RLTM Scoreboard

The #RLTM Scoreboard:  Social Networking Stats for the Week

Facebook: 1 billion active users via Facebook
Twitter: over 500 million users via Twopcharts
Qzone: 599 million monthly active users via TechCrunch
Sina Weibo: over 400 million users via Yahoo
Renren: over 170 million users via iResearch iUser Tracker
VK: over 190 million users via VK
LinkedIn: 187 million active users via LinkedIn
Google Plus: 135 million monthly active users via Google
Tumblr: 88 million blogs via Tumblr
Instagram: 100 million users via TechCrunch
Tagged: 20 million unique monthly users via Tagged
Foursquare: over 25 million users via SmartBlog on Social Media
Pinterest: over 25 million users via AdWeek
Posterous: 15 million monthly users via Posterous
Reddit: 49 million monthly unique visitors via Reddit

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Facebook Nears Global Domination, Ranks #1 in 127 Countries

Facebook Nears Global DominationFacebook is the #1 social network in 127 of the 137 countries studied by social media analyst Vincenzo Cosenza.  His latest World Map of Social Networks (updated every 6 months) shows Facebook dominating most of the globe as the social network of choice.

Since June, Facebook became the most popular social network in four additional countries: Armenia, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia and Vietnam.

Who is still holding out?  In Russia and the former Soviet Union there has been “a long battle between two main local players” – V Kontakte and Odnoklassniki – with the former now clearly taking the lead.  QZone is still the leader in China and now also in South Korea, and Cloob is the most popular social network in Iran (where state censorship blocks Facebook).  Which of these will fall to Facebook next?

Much of Facebook’s growth in the last six months came from Asia, which rose to 278 million users, surpassing Europe’s 251 billion users to become the largest continent on Facebook. The rest rank as follows: North America (243 million users), South America (142 million users), Africa (nearly 52 million) and Oceania (15 million).