Social Networking Stats: 8 in 10 U.K. Twitter Users Log In Via Mobile, #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: 177 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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8 in 10 U.K. Twitter Users Log In Via Mobile

Mobile Twitter users in U.K.A recent study from Nielsen and Twitter reveals that, out of several European countries surveyed, the U.K. has the greatest percentage of respondents using mobile as the primary way to access Twitter. Eight in ten Twitter users in the U.K. currently access the social platform via mobile device; 70% log on ‘primarily’ via mobile.

In 2014, new estimates from eMarketer project that 82% of U.K. Twitter users will access the platform via mobile. By the end of this year, mobile Twitter users will represent 17% of the U.K.’s population.

What are the most popular activities that users are engaged in while accessing Twitter via mobile?

  • 50% of respondents log onto Twitter via mobile while commuting
  • 33% while hanging out with friends
  • 33% as they eat and drink
  • 25% while sightseeing
  • 25% during live events

Once they’re logged onto Twitter via mobile, what are users doing? The majority – 58% – are reading posts. Nearly half click on links from posts by users they follow, and  around one-third favorited tweets.

Mobile – and mobile advertising – is clearly playing a huge role for Twitter in the U.K. Do you spend the majority of your Twitter time accessing the platform via desktop, or with your mobile?