The #RLTM Scoreboard: Social Networking Stats for the Week
|1 billion active users
|over 500 million users
|599 million monthly active users
|over 400 million users
|over 170 million users
|via iResearch iUser Tracker
|over 190 million users
|200 million active users
|135 million monthly active users
|100 million blogs
|100 million users
|20 million unique monthly users
|nearly 30 million users
|over 25 million users
|55 million monthly unique visitors
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Social Gaming: 24% More Facebook Users Will Pay to Play
Facebook initially depended largely on gaming developer Zynga to provide games and bring in people who wanted to play. However, some social gamers became “alienated” or unhappy due to the “the barrage of marketing from [Zynga’s] programs.”
Changing tactics, Facebook has now distanced itself from Zynga and is encouraging more game developers to join the site. According to Bloomberg Businessweek, Facebook paid a total of $2 billion to developers in 2012; last year more than 100 developers generated more than $1 million each in revenue on Facebook.
And it appears to be working: desktop-game users on the site rose from 235 million in October to now over 250 million. As the number of gaming options continues to grow – and as Facebook maintains stricter controls on how much developers can market to users – how quickly will social gaming continue to expand on the platform?