Top 20 social networks in the world in 2012 (infographic)


As Facebook passes the billion users mark, this infographic from Silverpop looks at the top 20 social networks in the world, and charts the growth of the medium of the past decade. Facebook and Twitter are the big hitters with one billion and 500 million users respectivley, They are followed by Google+ and the big networks in China, Weibo and RenRen. The rest of the top 10 is filled by LinkedIn, Badoo, Instagram, Yelp and Tumblr.

The research produced by Silverpop shows that it is important for social networks to have a steady growth in the first six years of their lifespan to maintain their relevance, and growth in the first three years is absolutely critical.

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