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How Many People Use 900+ of the Top Social Media, Apps and Digital Services?

Ever wondered how many people use your favorite social network, app or digital service? You’re in luck.

Here is my monthly, running tally of how many people are using some of the top social media, digital services and mobile apps updated for August 2015 (the best I could find, at least). This list grows pretty regularly. It began with a simple listing of some of the obvious social networks like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Skype, YouTube, WhatsApp, etc; then grew to include digital services like Amazon, Google, eBay, Netflix and Pandora; then the focus turned to APAC social and digital properties like Weibo, WeChat,, LINE and Renren; and lately, I have been focused on updating current listings, adding in new ones along with smaller niche ones that I may have overlooked at the beginning. This post now includes over 900 listings and more are added almost weekly.

By the Numbers: 10 Impressive Houzz Statistics

There are countless niche social networks out there these days with some finding more success than others. One that has done a great job attracting users and adding value to the industry it serves is Houzz.

Houzz is an online community, directory and marketplace for all things home design. Whether you are building, remodeling, redecorating or just dreaming, Houzz offers a great deal of assistance and inspiration.

There has been quite a bit of buzz about Houzz recently, so I set out to find out just how big they’ve become. For a niche network, the numbers are very impressive. Here are a few of the more interesting Houzz statistics I was able to dig up.

The Top 5 Benefits to Employee Content Sharing (Infographic)

With content marketing all the rage and social media noise at an alarming rate, businesses, especially small businesses, need to utilize any and all content sharing possibilities available to them. Employees can offer a great opportunity to amplify the reach of the valuable content your company is developing to a receptive and relatively targeted audience.

By The Numbers: 10 Interesting Meerkat Statistics

Every year, there is a new darling of the digital world coming out of South By Southwest (SXSW). This year was no different, with the brand new live-streaming app Meerkat taking its place as the clear darling of the digital influencers at SXSW 2015. Despite taking a pretty significant blow just before the start of SXSW, when Meerkat’s access to Twitter was limited, their stats coming out of the event show that it didn’t slow their growth much.

Whether Meerkat can survive the cold shoulder (and possible competition) from Twitter remains to be seen. In the meantime, here are a few of the more interesting Meerkat statistics I was able to dig up. As always, be sure to check back in the future as I will be updating this post as new and updated stats become available.

By the Numbers: 15 Interesting Slack Statistics

The team messaging app Slack has only been around for about a year, but it has certainly created quite a stir among influencers in its short existence. While it only has a million daily users currently (a relatively small user tally these days), those who use Slack rave about the product and its user engagement stats are very impressive.

Slack stands poised to grow and become a real player in the group messaging market in 2015, so I wanted to take a quick look at some of their early numbers.

Managing Social Media From Beyond The Grave….

The majority of us will take measures to ensure the safeguarding of our assets following our death. Most of us will write Wills or set up Trusts, to ensure that our property and possessions are passed onto our loved ones- but have you ever thought about what will happen to your online data?

A recent poll, carried out in January of this year, found that most adults have concerns regarding their online data. 71% (of 1,012 adults surveyed) stated that they wanted their online communications to remain private unless they gave prior consent. However, 43% stated that they wanted their private accounts to be deleted following their death, unless they had given prior consent for someone else to access them.

What You Need to Know About Emojis

So, you thought emojis were just a millennial fad? Well, think again. Emojis allow advertisers to portray real-world expressions and feelings in one simple image, enabling them to easily add sentiment and emotions into their ad, without the use of words.

What Was the Most Overused LinkedIn Profile Word of 2014? (New and Updated LinkedIn Stats)

I spent a little quality time updating my LinkedIn posts over the past week. In addition to some awesome user stat and revenue updates they released recently in their quarterlies, I also found about 30 more interesting stats about their demographics, company pages and job postings. Below is a quick sampling of these new and updated LinkedIn stats. Be sure to visit the posts linked at the bottom for hundreds more.