Business Insider has a couple of interesting pieces on social media usage around the world, especially in China. At "Confused By China's Social Networks? Here's A Simple Infographic..." you'll learn about China's various social networks, and the size of the top dozen. "The Planet's 24 Largest Social Media Sites..." is a subscription service teaser, but you'll still learn interesting things, including:
- Facebook has the largest worldwide user population at 1.16 billion monthly active users. But YouTube is surprisingly close behind (see the chart on the left).
- Three of the world's top 10 social properties are messaging platforms: WhatsApp, LINE, and WeChat.
- There are more Indians than Americans on LinkedIn and Google+.
- Despite being blocked in China, the major social networks still have many millions of Chinese active users who use various stratagems to access these services. Google+ has 100 million users in China, Twitter has 80 million, and YouTube has 60 million.