Social media networking continues its influence, growth and usage in 2013. As the year comes to a close, so will the compilation of social media facts. A new infographic published Sunday by Visual.ly provided a snapshot of the most predominant trends, facts that took place in different social media companies.
Facebook has managed to stay ahead of the pack with the competition heating up with Twitter and Google Plus. The microblogging website and Google’s social network pose a formidable challenge for Mark Zuckerberg’s company.
LinkedIn has fallen behind a bit and Pinterest has become a household name in the social media realm. Instagram has posted impressive user growth and activity-though they are part of Facebook.
The graphic titled “Social Media 2013” was created by Digital Insights and summarizes the main players in the social networking world. The following numbers are the total users for each individual platform:
- Facebook 1.15 Billion+ total users
- Twitter 500 million+ total users
- Google Plus 500 million+ total users
- LinkedIn 238 million total users
- Instagram 130 million total users
- Pinterest 70 million+ total users
Twitter is set to unveil its Initial Public Offering (IPO) before Thanksgiving, but much uncertainty remains with the fiscal crisis in Washington far from a resolution. Social media networking has found a permanent, profitable hub on smartphones. Anyone with these high-tech devices is likely to have a social app installed.
Companies will increase efforts and progress with designing more products in the mobile space. Social media is not a fad, it is a way of life nowadays.