From the last few years, Social media has become more powerful and growing stronger every year. There have been different social media networks emerging out every year over the internet, but not all of them have reached the public and gained popularity among the internet users.
Social networking was not that popular until the year 2006, then came the leading social media giant, Facebook. It is currently the most popular social media network with over a user base of 900 million users and still counting.
The infographic shows that from the year 2009, there has been decline in the usage of social network in 2010 due to users flocking between various other social media sites such as Tumblr, Reddit, Stumbleupon, Weibo and LinkedIn.
Until the year 2012, there was slight difference between the men and women social media users, but by the end of 2012, out of total social networking users, 50% were men and 50% are women.
Plaxo is the favourite social network for individuals aged above 65 and Newsvine, Wayn and Yelp are other few networks preferred by old people. On the other hand, Kaixin001 is the most popular social media site among the educated and graduate degree holders.
Statistics show that Twitter, Tumblr, LinkedIn, Pinterest and Reddit are few top social networks those are on rise.