We’re Using Twitter, Facebook Less, Instagram, Tumblr More, Says Data [STUDY]

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By Shea Bennett Comment

We're Using Twitter, Facebook Less, Instagram, Tumblr More, Says Data [STUDY]

While Facebook remains the biggest social network by almost every metric that matters – an eye-opening 82 percent of internet users worldwide (excluding China) now have a Facebook account – active usage of the platform has actually fallen over the past six months, reveals new data from GlobalWebIndex.

Facebook leads Google+*, YouTube, Twitter and LinkedIn in the list of top global social networks, but use of all of these platforms has dipped over the past two quarters – Facebook has seen a six percent drop in active usage since Q3 2013, beaten only by YouTube (-8 percent), with LinkedIn (-3 percent), Twitter (-3 percent) and Google+ (-1 percent) also softening.

In the meantime, Instagram goes from strength-to-strength, registering an incredible 25 percent grow in active usage since Q3 2013.

Tumblr (+22 percent) and Pinterest (+7 percent) also registered solid gains.

We're Using Twitter, Facebook Less, Instagram, Tumblr More, Says Data [STUDY]

* Uh huh.

(Source: GlobalWebIndex.)