The 2011 Geosocial Universe [Infographic]

By Neil Vidyarthi Comment

Remember when Pluto was still a  planet? How about when MySpace dominated the social space? Like the universe, the geosocial landscape is constantly changing—as new stars are born, black holes are developing.

So the JESS3 team thought it was about time we updated The Geosocial Universe infographic that stormed the interwebs last August.

Here’s a quick rundown of who’s running the galaxy in 2011:

·      Mobile: 5.3 billion mobile devices are used worldwide—that’s 77% of the world’s population

·      Smartphones: 21.8% of all mobile devices are smartphones. Despite what one might think, Apple does not top the list in sales—Nokia does

·      Skype: Mobile usage continues to increase thanks to Skype’s wise investment in apps and a mobile platform

·      Facebook: Now tops 629 million registered users with almost 250 million people accessing the site via mobile

·      Qzone: China’s version of Facebook, Qzone, is experiencing supernova-like growth with 480 million registered users

·      Twitter: Broke the 200 million registered user mark with nearly 40% of people tweeting via mobile

·      Email: Hotmail still dominates email, but Gmail is gaining fast

·      Yelp: Yelp is topping 50 million unique visitors per month. Its move to team up with OpenTable earlier this year will only increase its relevancy

·      Foursquare and Gowalla: These geosocial specialists are still growing, but growth seems to be slowing down a bit


And without further adieu, the updated 2011 Geosocial Universe infographic: