Talk:List of virtual communities with more than 100 million active users

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Shouldn't Tagged and Orkut be added on the list?[edit]

I mean look here (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_social_networking_websites) We should keep the information honest from one source to another.. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 72.224.218.113 (talk) 03:07, 4 March 2013 (UTC)

Blurred Boundary Between Instant Messaging Networks and Social Networks - the Term Virtual Community is Neutral[edit]

This source of 2 years ago already mentions 200 million users for Qzone (probably out of date by now) and says: "To be frank, we don’t even know if the comparison flies because we’re not sure where QQ the communication (IM) service ends and where QZone the social network begins.": http://techcrunch.com/2009/02/24/chinas-social-network-qzone-is-big-but-is-it-really-the-biggest/ . Clearly, the boundary between Instant Messaging networks and Social Networks is blurred. The term Online Community, however, is general and neutral. Quiname (talk) 20:14, 2 February 2011 (UTC)

Difference betwen "Registered users" and "Active users"[edit]

I've updated the article to specify a difference between "registered users" and "active users" (Google plus and twitter like to talk about these two figures), For the moment only Twitter and Google+ have up to date "registered users", for the other communities, I simply mentioned they must have more registered users than active users. Here you go !

Sophilonir (talk) 13:34, 8 December 2012 (UTC)

What does "active" mean?[edit]

If Facebook has 750 million active user accounts, doesn't that imply that 750 million people use Facebook regularly? Perhaps there should be a better term to use than "active" to indicate the amount of accounts. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.233.170.163 (talk) 11:54, 1 September 2011 (UTC)

Active user account probably just means that the account is activated and can be accessed by a user as oppose to your definition. YuMaNuMa (talk) 05:43, 23 October 2011 (UTC)
Since ^that^ definition of "active" is going to be used, I'm going to increase Skype's number to 663 million.--209.45.28.1 (talk) 14:48, 12 June 2012 (UTC)

Email is not a virtual community[edit]

I'm removing yahoo mail and gmail from the list, based on the fact that they aren't virtual communities. Virtual_community mentions nothing about email services being included, only mailing lists, and I can't see any reason an email service should be included; are you in the same community as a man on the other side of the world simply because you both recieve snail mail? <Karlww (contribs|talk) 23:29, 9 September 2011 (UTC)

Instant messaging[edit]

Are instant messaging services allowed on this list?--Cattus talk 17:13, 30 January 2012 (UTC)

Update for google plus[edit]

Google plus now has over 170 million users. Please update this to reflect. Aperseghin (talk) 17:40, 11 April 2012 (UTC)

Now 250 milion users. =) --Erik1991 (talk) 08:45, 30 June 2012 (UTC)

These numbers are *totals*, not *monthly active*, as reported for the remaining networks. --86.146.120.171 (talk) 03:23, 6 July 2012 (UTC)

I've updated the article to specify a difference between "registered users" and "active users" (Google plus and twitter like to talk about these two figures), For the moment only Twitter and Google+ have up to date "registered users", for the other communities, I simply mentioned they must have more registered users than active users. Here you go !

Sophilonir (talk) 13:34, 8 December 2012 (UTC)

Short List[edit]

Since this list is so short, should we lower the threshold to 50 million to have a more thorough list of articles? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Sfoske70 (talkcontribs) 01:44, 6 December 2012 (UTC)

¿where is Habbo(-hotel)?[edit]

¿doesn't Haboo have 230.000.000 active users? --86.81.201.94 (talk) 17:43, 29 January 2013 (UTC)

nope, only 10 million active monthly users, so it does not fit this page. see Habbo for details Nasa-verve (talk) 18:22, 19 March 2013 (UTC)

Historical entries[edit]

This list gives only current communities with more than 100 million users. There are communities which used to have this many users but no longer do (e.g., Myspace). Can this be updated with former entries? Chubbles (talk) 00:39, 7 February 2013 (UTC)

Odnaklasnik[edit]

How is it different than VK? Someone just keeps re-adding the same link, but that link does not show the stats or the difference. Here is the diff that I reverted: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=List_of_virtual_communities_with_more_than_100_million_active_users&diff=537385458&oldid=537298017 Nasa-verve (talk) 17:27, 4 March 2013 (UTC)

This is not a list of...[edit]

The last 2 entries in the table don't conform to the purported criteria for inclusion (over 100 million active users), as they claim 80 and 45 million active users, respectively. I'd be bold and remove them, but I suspect I'd be reverted, so I'll let someone more actively maintaining (or at least watching) this list to either update the figures or remove the items. - dcljr (talk) 03:29, 24 March 2013 (UTC)

Looks like they were added fairly recently. I'll remove them. DoctorKubla (talk) 08:27, 24 March 2013 (UTC)

Dropbox[edit]

Why is it a community? Rapidshare too? And where's eMule or torrent-trackers? Infovarius (talk) 08:24, 29 March 2013 (UTC)

I agree. Dropbox is a filesharing mechanism, not a virtual community.Ordinary Person (talk) 23:22, 6 February 2014 (UTC)

"Date of Start"?[edit]

How is this different from date of launch? Nuke (talk) 02:02, 29 July 2013 (UTC)

Same question as above ! Stephanefr (talk) 18:32, 28 August 2013 (UTC)

It's actually "date of stat," referring to when the fact was taken. 108.179.33.202 (talk) 13:53, 11 November 2013 (UTC)

Is LINE a community?[edit]

If LINE is a community, so it is whatsapp, innit? And it has much more active users. --95.120.71.245 (talk) 01:24, 12 January 2014 (UTC)