Social Networking Stats: YouTube Reaches 1 Billion Monthly 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: 99 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: 55 million monthly unique visitors via Reddit

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YouTube Reaches One Billion Monthly Users

YouTube Announces 1 Billion UsersOn Wednesday, YouTube announced a new milestone: the site now has more than one billion unique users every month.  This means that nearly one out of every two people on the internet visit YouTube.

YouTube listed some fun ways of quantifying one billion users:

  • the site’s monthly viewership is the equivalent of roughly ten Super Bowl audiences
  • if YouTube were a country, it would be the third largest in the world (after China and India)
  • PSY and Madonna would have to repeat their Madison Square Garden performance (in front of a packed house) 200,000 more times

TechCrunch notes that this number is something even TV networks dream of, and speculates that – as a result of these numbers – “online video ad spend will go up.”