Twitter Versus Facebook

October 20th, 2014
in News, econ_news, syndication

from Felix Richter,
by Niall McCarthy

Facebook and Twitter are the world's most popular social networks but how do they measure up?

Follow up:

Since it was founded 10 years ago, Facebook has gone from strength to strength and it now boasts an incredible 1.3 billion monthly active users. Revenue is close to reaching $3 billion. Twitter can't really compare with Facebook's astonishing growth but nevertheless, it has also proven wildly successful. Revenue stands at $312 million while the user base is 271 million.

Katy Perry, Justin Bieber and Barack Obama have the top three most popular Twitter accounts. Facbook's top three consist of Shakira, Cristiano Ronaldo and Eminem. Twitter is primarily mobile - 86 percent of people use the platform through their mobile devices compared to 68 percent for Facebook. In 2014, there are approximately 350,000 tweets and 382,000 Facebook likes per minute.

This chart shows how Facebook and Twitter measure up in numbers.

(click here for larger image)

Infographic: Twitter Versus Facebook | Statista
You will find more statistics at Statista



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