The #RLTM Scoreboard: Social Networking Stats for the Week
|Facebook:||1.15 billion monthly active users||via Facebook|
|Twitter:||over 200 million monthly active users||via Twitter|
|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 200 million registered users||via VK|
|LinkedIn:||238 million active users||via LinkedIn
|Google Plus:||343 million monthly active users||via GlobalWebIndex|
|Tumblr:||130 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:||67 million monthly unique visitors||via Reddit|
|WhatsApp:||200 million monthly active users||via TechCrunch|
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Latin American World Leaders Among the Most-Followed on Twitter
“Twitter is very popular among Latin American leaders, where almost all governments have a Twitter presence with very large numbers of followers,” says Twiplomacy.
Here’s a rundown of some of the most popular Latin American leaders on Twitter:
- Argentina’s President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner (@CFKArgentina) is Latin America’s most followed leader with over 2.1 million followers; she follows only 54 Twitter users, and often sends long messages split over multiple tweets (The Economist)
- Ecuador’s Rafael Correa (@MashiRafael) has over 1 million followers on Twitter (impressive since Ecuador’s population is just 14.5 million); 83% of his tweets are @replies to other users
- Mexico’s Enrique Peña Nieto has over 2 million followers; he follows 160 Twitter users (including Barack Obama) and writes his own tweets
- Colombia’s Juan Manuel Santos, with over 2 million followers, also claims to manage his own account and follows nearly 6,000 Twitter users (The Economist)
- Chile’s Sebastián Piñera (with just over 1 million followers) is following over 21,000 people on Twitter
- Brazil’s Dilma Rousseff has nearly 1.9m followers, even though she last tweeted in 2010
- Hugo Chávez was the world’s #2 most-followed leader on Twitter (behind Obama) until his death earlier this year
Who has sent the most tweets? The Venezuelan presidency @PresidencialVen has sent more than 34,000 tweets, averaging more than 40 tweets each day.
The study is based on data taken in July 2013; Burson-Marsteller conducted the study, examining the Twitter accounts of 505 heads of state and government, foreign ministers and their institutions in 153 countries worldwide.