Infographic: The Geosocial Universe

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This infographic, created by Jesse Thomas of digital creative agency Jess3, shows the relative size of social networks and online services such as Skype, Gmail, MySpace, Twitter and Foursquare, and also shows the proportion of their user base that access the service via a mobile device. Jess3 has also done a number of other creative visualizations of digital services, including the “Conversation Prism” in collaboration with Brian Solis.

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Unicorn02

I wonder how the skype number compares to the 20.000.000 users that are currently online using skype.
What about the rest of the userbase? Seems a lot of fake and unused accounts are in these numbers….

Jeroen B

Apparently the frontiers of your universe only exist out of Western / US focused websites. What Netlog or Hyves ? And what about Asia and China specifically ?
* Tencent’s social network Qzone has 310 million users. Their IM service, QQ, has 50 million concurrent users.
* China’s answer to Facebook, Renren has 200 million users, 55 million of whom are mobile.
* Another popular social network, Kaixin001 has 75 million users
* 51.com has 160 million users
* Zhenai, the largest online dating site in the world, has 22 million accounts.
(numbers copied from article by Merritt Colaizzi – March 2010)

Mandar

For a business productivity it is important to have all these application on mobile devices. However, this is an interesting piece of information.

Bronson

@Wanderer Funny, that’s the same thought that crossed my mind when seeing these numbers. The other was that even a small piece of the social pie, when monetized correctly is massive!

Hippy Hop

That shows how many subscribers are actually registered on that services and does not necessarily mean actual users. Consider Facebook with lots of dubious and fake accounts, notwithstanding double or triple accounts for a single user.

Leslie

I started with Hotmail and then moved to Yahoo and now use Gmail as my primary email. But that doesnt mean that I have closed my other email services. I know the same applies to many of my friends. So I dont think the figure reflects the usage.

A.K.

Agreed Leslie. The graphic does not take into consideration the fact that the number of users overlaps. I use Facebook, GMail, Skype and Hotmail.

Wanderer

It amazes me that social networks have larger populations than many countries.

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