2013 Popularity – Social Media and Apps

buddy-media-social-marketingAs it happens on periodic bases, people what to know what is the most popular Social Media, and now also App, on Internet and on the phone.

Some results are to be expected, but other will blow you mind, as for example Zinga being more popular that WhatsApp and WhatsApp being more popular that Twitter.

So here is 2013 popularity list for Social Media and Apps:

1) Facebook – 1.1 Billion

2) YouTube – 1 Billion

3) QQ – 700 Million

4) Weibo – 503 Million

5) Google + – 343 Million

6) WeChat – 320 Million

7) Shazam – 300 Million

8) Yahoo Mail – 281 Million

9) Skype – 280 Million

10) Zynga – 232 Million

11) WhatsApp – 210 Million

12) Twitter – 200 Million

13) SoundCloud – 180 Million

14) Pandora – 175 Million

15) Badoo – 172 Million

16) Tumblr – 170 Million

17) LinkedIn – 160 Million

18) Snatch – 150 Millions photos uploaded every day

19) Line – 150 Million

20) Instagram – 100 Million

21) Flickr – 87 Million

22) Yelp – 84 Million

23) FlipBoard – 53 Million

24) Evernote – 50 Million

25) Pinterest – 49 Million

26) Kik Messanger – 30 Million

27) MySpace – 27 Million

28) Spotify -24 Million

29) Path – 10 Million

30) Instapaper – 2 Million

The later positions might be still interesting to you, depending on your industry, target group, country and clutter preferences.

Also it will be interesting to compare this results in few month or so to see the evolution of this positions.

(source: buzzfeed)

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“Like” Button is Breaking the LAW

Fb privacy, FB protection, FB dislike, FB protestAccording to The Cookie Collective, Facebook’s “Like” button that appears on the other websites outside Facebook, may not be compliant with current legislation, specifically the Cookie Regulations.

The “Like” button is very commonly used across Internet for 2 main reasons:
1) It influence people to like the website (or link), by showing that many other people like the website as well (social desirability effect);
2) To increase the chance of website being found on search engines (e.g., Google), as current website judging algorithms now use social networking component as part of the judging system.

Cookies on the other hand are not allowed anymore by legislation, because they breach peoples privacy. They are peaces of information stored on you computer, connecting your computer to a specific website. Whenever you connect to that website, your computer informs that website that you have been there before and provides some other information about your previous interactions with that website. Cookies don’t (usually) contain more information than that. Still you can see how they are illegal according to Cookie Regulation.

The “Like” button’s noncompliance come from the fact that whenever you click “Like” button outside the server of Facebook, the action installs a Cookie on your computer. The cooky belongs to Facebook, but Facebook is not legally responsible because that cooky was not installed on their website. While the FB “Like” button are non-compliant, users and other website have to make decision whether or not to use this popular tool, as they are contributing to a breach of personal privacy.

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Mobile and Social Media MESS

Mobile media and Social Media hold a lot of money and are constantly growing. It is therefore not surprising that there are a lot of companies in this industry. This makes it messy for both people who a looking for different internet services and firms who are looking to invest in these medias. Just take a look at this:

Social Media Mess

Mobile Media Mess

Original post Business Insider (Social Media; Mobile)