Social Networking Stats: Twitter Engagement Drops, #RLTM Scoreboard

The #RLTM Scoreboard: Social Networking Stats for the Week

Facebook: 1.19 billion monthly active users via Facebook
YouTube over 1 billion monthly unique users via YouTube
Twitter: 241 million monthly active users via re/code
Qzone: 599 million monthly active users via TechCrunch
Sina Weibo: over 500 million users via The Next Web
Renren: over 170 million users via iResearch iUser Tracker
VK: over 230 million registered accounts via VK
LinkedIn: 259 million active users via LinkedIn
Google Plus: 343 million monthly active users via GlobalWebIndex
Tumblr: 170 million blogs via Tumblr
Instagram: 150 million users via Instagram
Vine: 40 million registered users via Vine
Tagged: 20 million unique monthly users via Tagged
Foursquare: 40 million users via CNET
Pinterest: 70 million users via The Next Web
Reddit: 112 million monthly unique visitors via Reddit
WhatsApp: 200 million monthly active users via TechCrunch
SnapChat:  ???? via TechCrunch

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Twitter’s Growth Slows, Engagement Drops in Q4 

Twitter growth slows, engagement drops in Q4 2013Twitter’s fourth quarter numbers are in — and they’re not too impressive.  The company’s growth has slowed, adding only ~9 million users since the fall quarter (for a total of 241 million).

According to re/code, that’s “a continued slowing of the company’s user growth curve, a problem the company has faced for some time.”

Engagement numbers have also suffered for Twitter, showing a direct decline of 11 billion from the fall quarter, leaving Twitter ‘Timeline views’ at 148 billion in Q4 2013.

But it wasn’t all bad.  Here are some other big stats from Twitter’s Q4 report:

  • more than 75% of Twitter’s ad revenue comes from mobile
  • mobile monthy active users grew 37% year-over-year to 184 million
  • advertising revenue increased 121% year-over-year

“This was a decent quarter for Twitter, but there’s still a long road ahead as a public company,” writes The Next Web. How will the company get user growth back on track?