Social Networking Stats: Instagram Tops 100 Million Active Users, #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: 200 million active users via LinkedIn
Google Plus: 135 million monthly active users via Google
Tumblr: 96 million blogs via Tumblr
Instagram: 100 million users via Instagram
Tagged: 20 million unique monthly users via Tagged
Foursquare: nearly 30 million users via Adweek
Pinterest: over 25 million users via AdWeek
Reddit: 56 million monthly unique visitors via Reddit

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Instagram Tops 100 Million Active Users

Instagram Tops 100 Million Active UsersFollowing recent controversy over changing terms of service, Instagram began releasing active user counts to combat rumors that users were abandoning the platform.  In a blog post on Tuesday, Instagram revealed that over 100 million people now use the photo-sharing social network every month.

Co-founder Kevin Systrom wrote: “Now, more than ever, people are capturing the world in real-time using Instagram—sharing images from the farthest corners of the globe. What we see as a result is a world more connected and understood through photographs.”

How does this measure up to other social platforms?  All Things D labels Twitter as Instagram’s closest competitor — and while it took Twitter six years to reach 200 million users, Instagram has gained 100 million at a much faster rate.

And according to a recent study by Simply Measured, brands are taking note: 59% of top brands are now using Instagram.