I am a stat geek. Always have been. Sports have traditionally been the object of my data obsession, but over the past couple of years, I have developed a real fondness for social media stats.
About a year ago, I decided to create a little list of how many people used the top social networks. I intended to update the blog post occasionally and simply asked my readers to suggest other networks to add to the list.
Over time, the post took on a life of its own and the suggestions poured in. What started out as a list of about 10 social networks, has blossomed into over 200 strong and now includes social networks, services and apps from around the world. It now takes about 5 hours to update it monthly, but thankfully some of the companies on the list have begun reaching out to me directly with updates which makes the updates slightly easier.
The one thing that I have been asked for the most over the past year is some sort of graphic that displays all of these user totals. Well, recently I had a little extra time in between updates to throw something together.
Below is my masterpiece. No, this is not a conventional infographic, but hey, it is a graphic with a bunch of info and given how quickly these numbers change, I needed to create it in a way that it could be (somewhat) easily updated.
While I update the original list post at least once a month. I am not sure yet if I will have time to update the graphic every month, but there will be updates in the future, so be sure to check back often.
Please see the post for even more stats and links to all of the stat sources and, as always, let me know if there is a social network, service or app that you’d like to see in the next update…
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