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 ( We should keep the information honest from one source to another.. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:07, 4 March 2013 (UTC)

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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 (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.-- (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. -- (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? -- (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)


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: 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)


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)

Agree. Dropbox is not a community, there are no social options in the platform. I will edit it out. Frmorrison (talk) 15:08, 16 July 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. (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. -- (talk) 01:24, 12 January 2014 (UTC)

Line is a community, you can chat with people. Whatsapp is one too. Frmorrison (talk) 15:10, 16 July 2014 (UTC)

You're wrong. Whatsapp is not a community. Line is though because you can make updates and follow people on it — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:13, 30 October 2014 (UTC)

The Internet[edit]

Is there a reason why The Internet is not listed? (talk) 20:26, 26 January 2016 (UTC)

What about any public IRC server, BitTorrent tracker, XMPP server? What about the Internet itself? These questions, if they are not considered bad questions, mean that the page itself has not much sense. --Valerio Bozzolan (talk) 19:30, 5 April 2016 (UTC)

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Why isn't YouTube on this page?[edit]

According to Billboard it had over a billion monthly active users last year (

And it's undoubtedly a virtual community (a website through which people interact). — Preceding unsigned comment added by Aaronsclee (talkcontribs) 10:40, 26 July 2016 (UTC)

Google+ active users[edit]

The number for G+ seems very low and the source of it uses debatable metrics. As for the last official number, it was 540 million. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:09, 3 November 2016 (UTC)

Low? I think it's too high and was actually about to remove Google+ from this list, before I found your post. According to the source, it's only 16 million! Where do you get the "official number" from? /PatrikN (talk) 15:24, 16 November 2016 (UTC)
Maybe try... Google? -- (talk) 12:29, 14 December 2016 (UTC)

reddit submission[edit]

243.6 million monthly users... Should be here. (talk) 10:20, 4 February 2017 (UTC)