List of virtual communities with more than 100 million active users

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This is a list of virtual communities with more than 100 million active users.

Rank Name Registered users Active user accounts Date launched Country of origin Date of user stat.
1 Facebook 1+ billion[1] 1 billion[1] February 2004  United States September 2013
2 Tencent QQ 784+ million[2] 712 million[3] February 1999  China September 2012
3 Google+ 1+ billion[4] 540+ million[5] June 2011  United States October 2013
4 Whatsapp 500 million[6] June 2011  United States April 2014
5 WeChat 355 million[7] January 2011  China February 2014
6 Skype 663+ million[8] 280 million[9][10] August 2003  Estonia January 2013
7 Twitter 500+ million[11] 200+ million[12] March 2006  United States December 2012
8 LinkedIn 225+ million[13] 160 million[13] May 2003  United States June 2013
9 Instagram 100+ million[needs update] 150 million[14] October 2010  United States January 2014
10 Tencent Qzone 597+ million[15] 150 million[16][17] 2005  China September 2012
11 LINE 400+ million[18] 150 million[19] June 2011  Japan November 2013
12 Odnoklassniki 205+ million[citation needed] 148 million[citation needed][20] March 2006  Russia April 2013
13 Reddit 112 million[21] 112 million[21] June 2005  United States March 2014
14 Viber 300 million[22] 105 million[23] December 2010  Israel February 2014
15 Sina Weibo 500+ million[24] 100+ million[25][26] August 2009  China February 2013
16 Tumblr 110+ million[27] 100 million[28] February 2007  United States May 2013
17 Windows Live 100 million[29] 100 million[29] November 2005  United States December 2012
18 Nimbuzz 150+ million[30] 100 million[31] April 2007  Netherlands & now  India June 2013
19 VKontakte 257+ million[32] 100 million[33] September 2006  Russia June 2014
20 Yahoo! Groups 115+ million [34] 1998  United States September 2010

Note: An "active user" is defined by Facebook as a user who has interacted with the community in the last 30 days. This includes "Liking" from 3rd party sites without actually visiting the Facebook.com site.[35] Other sites define this in different terms.

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  1. ^ a b "Facebook". SECDatabase.com. Retrieved 26 July 2012. 
  2. ^ "6 Chinese social media superstars – QQ". CNN. 10 September 2012. Retrieved 2 February 2013. 
  3. ^ "About Tencent". Tencent. Retrieved 4 October 2012. 
  4. ^ "Google+ Growth". 
  5. ^ Vic, Gundotra (29 October 2013). "Google+ Hangouts and Photos: save some time, share your story". Google Blog. Retrieved 29 October 2013. 
  6. ^ Fiegerman, Seth. "WhatsApp Hits 500 Million Active Users". Retrieved 2 July 2014. 
  7. ^ Millward, Steven. "WeChat sees resurgent growth, now has 355 million active users". Retrieved 19 April 2014. 
  8. ^ "Skype grows FY revenues 20%, reaches 663 mln users". Telecom Paper. 2011-03-08. 
  9. ^ Munsell, Parri (2013-02-15). "Skype and Messenger Coming Together: The Next Chapter |". Blogs.skype.com. Retrieved 2013-03-04. 
  10. ^ Sunday, October 14th, 2012 (2012-10-14). "Skype Reaches A 45M Concurrent User Peak, And What Looks Like A New Stage Of Momentum". TechCrunch. Retrieved 2013-03-04. 
  11. ^ Lunden, Ingrid (31 July 2012). "Twitter May Have 500M+ Users But Only 170M Are Active, 75% On Twitter’s Own Clients". TechCrunch. Retrieved 2 February 2013. 
  12. ^ Fiegerman, Seth (18 December 2012). "Twitter Now Has More Than 200 Million Monthly Active Users". Mashable. Retrieved 2 February 2013. 
  13. ^ a b "LinkedIn Announces First Quarter 2013 Financial Results" Linkedin Press Center. 2 May 2013. Retrieved 4 July 2013.
  14. ^ "Official Instagram numbers". instagram.com. 2014-01-27. Retrieved 2014-01-27. 
  15. ^ "6 Chinese social media superstars – Qzone". CNN. 10 September 2012. Retrieved 2 February 2013. 
  16. ^ "The world's largest online social network: QZone". web2asia. February 24, 2009. Retrieved 2009-10-13. 
  17. ^ "The World Map of Social Networks". Ria Novosti. 28 February 2011. Retrieved 2 February 2013. 
  18. ^ "Chat App Line Passes 400 Million registered users". 2014-04-01. Retrieved 2014-04-19. 
  19. ^ "Line Passes 150M Users Of Its Sticker-Stuffed Messaging App, Up From 100M In January". 2013-05-01. Retrieved 2013-05-03. 
  20. ^ "This text never mentions the 148 million active users, where is that number from? Пик посещаемости Одноклассников приходится на 21-23 часа" (in Russian). 2013-02-15. Archived from the original on 2013-04-29. 
  21. ^ a b "About Reddit". reddit.com. Retrieved 10 March 2014. 
  22. ^ Balanarayan, NT. "Viber Sold For $900M; Has 105M Monthly Active Users". Medianame. Retrieved 19 April 2014. 
  23. ^ Balanarayan, NT. "Viber Sold For $900M; Has 105M Monthly Active Users". Medianame. Retrieved 19 April 2014. 
  24. ^ Vanessa Tan (2013-11-07). "Sina Weibo enters Twitter’s turf in Southeast Asia. Suicidal or genius? (Startup Asia preview)". techinasia.com. Retrieved 2013-11-13. 
  25. ^ "Sina Weibo 90 Percent Users Zombies". Techinasia.com. Retrieved 2013-03-04.  Note: This article gives "Daily Active Users" stat. Note, it has come to light that at least 90% of Sina Weibo's accounts are fake or automated.
  26. ^ Cao, Belinda (28 February 2012). "Sina’s Weibo Outlook Buoys Internet Stock Gains: China Overnight". Bloomberg. Retrieved 2 February 2013. 
  27. ^ "?????????????????? ????? ?? Tumblr". 2013-02-15. Archived from the original on 2013-04-29. 
  28. ^ "???????? ????????? Tumblr". 2013-02-15. Archived from the original on 2013-04-29. 
  29. ^ a b "End Of An Era: Windows Live Messenger To Be Retired, Users Transitioned To Skype". TechCrunch. 2011-09-13. Retrieved 6 November 2012. 
  30. ^ "Blog". Nimbuzz. Retrieved 2013-04-18. 
  31. ^ Tuesday, May 29th, 2012 (2013-03-15). "Nimbuzz Hits 150M Emerging Market Users, Puts The Heat On Facebook In Asia". TechCrunch. Archived from the original on 2013-04-15. Retrieved 2013-03-15. 
  32. ^ "Catalog". VK. Retrieved 2013-04-18. 
  33. ^ Tuesday, May 29th, 2012 (2012-05-29). "More FB IPO Fallout? Russia’s Leading Social Network Vkontakte’s IPO ‘Postponed Indefinitely’". TechCrunch. Archived from the original on 2013-04-06. Retrieved 2013-03-04. 
  34. ^ http://www.eweek.com/c/a/Search-Engines/Yahoo-Refreshes-Upgrades-Some-Products-775120/
  35. ^ Fowler, Geoffrey A. (2012-10-04). "Facebook: One Billion and Counting - WSJ.com". Online.wsj.com. Retrieved 2013-02-08. 

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