Social Networking Stats: Foursquare Sees Major Revenue Growth, #RLTM Scoreboard

The #RLTM Scoreboard: Social Networking Stats for the Week

Facebook: 1.23 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: 174 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: 45 million users via TechCrunch
Pinterest: 70 million users via The Next Web
Reddit: 112 million monthly unique visitors via Reddit
WhatsApp: 450 million users via Facebook
SnapChat:  ???? via TechCrunch

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Foursquare Sees Major Revenue Growth in 2013 and Q1 2014

Foursquare sees major revenue growthFoursquare is rapidly approaching its fifth birthday, and CEO Dennis Crowley is optimistic about the app’s future.  He announced on CNBC that the platform’s revenues grew 600% in 2013 – pretty impressive.  And growth continues: first quarter revenues in 2014 are on track to be up by 500% compared to Q1 of 2013 (TechCrunch).

A few more stats from the interview:

  • Foursquare has more than 60 million venues in their database
  • over 45 million users
  • over 5 billion check-ins
  • over 1.6 million businesses using the Merchant Platform

Crowley mentioned that Foursquare has turned down several offers to sell the company, and spoke about the platform’s new direction: “We know when you are in a restaurant you’ve never been in before or a city you’ve never been in before. How can Foursquare come to life when you are not thinking about it?”

Will this new focus help Foursquare stay relevant to its users?

Watch the CNBC interview here: