Instagram Is Fastest Growing Social Network Worldwide

Instagram is fastest growing social network worldwideFacebook, YouTube, Google+, Twitter and LinkedIn are still the most popular social networks worldwide, but Instagram is growing faster than any other social site, according to new research by GlobalWebIndex. The Facebook-owned image sharing social network increased its active user base by 23% in the last six months.

While Facebook is still the most popular worldwide, the news was not so good for the social networking giant, nor for YouTube, and¬†Odnoklassniki and VK in Russia — these social networks all saw a decrease in active usage (TechCrunch).

Other highlights from the report:

  • excluding China, 80% of respondents had registered Facebook accounts, and 50% were active users
  • mobile is the most popular way to access social networking sites (66%), vs. PCs and tablets at 64%
  • tablets (44%) are the most popular way to access microblogging services (Twitter, messaging apps)
  • Sina Weibo is the most popular site in China, with 80% of respondents registered and 58% active users

The GlobalWebIndex survey [users subscribe and pay to access the full report] was based on responses from ~170,000 users across 32 countries, as reported by TechCrunch.