Half of IT Decision Makers Use Social Media To Make Buying Decisions, #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: 181 million blogs via Tumblr
Instagram: 200 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: 114 million monthly unique visitors via Reddit
WhatsApp: 450 million users via Facebook
SnapChat:  ???? via TechCrunch

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Half of IT Decision Makers Use Social Media To Make Buying Decisions

How much does social media influence business technology buyers? According to new data from Tap and Mindwave Research, out of a projected 4.9 million U.S. decision makers in the tech business, more than half (2.8 million) use social media to make work-related IT decisions.

Many business technology buyers are absorbing IT-related information on social sites; 70% read IT-related posts or updates. Some participate more actively, including the 43% that view or share IT-related videos or links on social media. Over one-third (36%) of tech decision makers go further, posting questions or reviewing comments on social media. More than one in five (22%) have posted an IT-related status update.

Check out the infographic from Tap/Mindwave Research here:

Infographic from Tap | Mindwave Research