I get a lot of requests for new stat posts these days and one of the most requested companies is usually Yahoo. Makes sense since Yahoo is one of the oldest, largest and most visible digital companies around. Problem is, they aren’t all that forthcoming with their stats. Even though they are a publicly traded company, their reports generally focus on financials with just a few cherry-picked users stats mixed in. Even their blog(s) contain very little data and the few user stats they do include on their blog and various websites are usually over a year old.
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 March 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, JD.com, 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 800 listings and more are added almost weekly.
Here is a cool tool for anyone that creates a lot of social content.
Social Folders is desktop software for Mac or PC that syncs up your pics, videos and files with a bunch of the top social networks. It makes making a local backup of your online content simple OR you can easily upload bunches of files by just drag and dropping.
According to Mashable, Google’s agreement with Twitter that gave the search engine full access to public Twitter feeds has expired. Because of this development, Google has taken down their realtime search feature.
It seems every big event finds a new way to creatively integrate social media into their production. Last week, we saw the NFL setup a Super Bowl Twitter microsite, foursquare created special badges had fans ‘check-in’ to the Big Game and Facebook had users log in and vote for their favorite ad. This weekend’s Grammy […]
If you are a passive Facebooker and regularly post photos that you would prefer only be viewable for a period of time, you will soon be in luck. German Company X-Pire is set to release its new photo expiration software sometime this week. Basically, before you post an image to Facebook or Flickr, you drag […]