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The Three Giants of the Social Media Planet:

Social Media world has changed or we can say that it has evolved dramatically within the last few years. Many names came and went by, but a few has made their recognition exaggeratedly in the web of the Social Media world.

Google stands as the number-1 search engine when it comes to searching anything on the web and Yahoo as the second among other examples; similarly, it goes with the social media names too. These networks allow their users alternate ways to disclose their activities, share images, messages, their professional profiles among the official groups, and share worldwide pictures.  In this article, I will be discussing the 3 most popular social networks.

Three Giants of the Social Media Planet

Today I will just discuss the top 3 names of the Social media networks that have made a powerful impact on the audience and online users, or we can say, made their users addicted to its browsing many times a day just to remain connected with their friends and social world.

Discussing Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn; How They Perform Individually?


The Facebook has made its popularity as the top social network, which as of today has more than 75% of online users, using it just to reveal their images, ongoing activities among friends and public. At its starting stage, it was just a network where users used to simply post their images that their viewers could like and comment them.

The Facebook included many other addendums such as Facebook Marketing and other campaigns that escalated its fame to infinite altitudes of success. Discussing the ratio of worldwide online users, Facebook has won the game as this is the Giant and comprises approximately 79% of the total worldwide online users. People prefer this podium when it comes to getting socially involved with friends, families living far away and others, and mingle with them to show their photos and comment on their images.

facebook statistics of 2016

If we discuss more, we can say that the number of women is slightly more than men (83% vs 75%), and people of all ages are highly involved in this online platform. Even those with high school diplomas or less are involved as much as 77% is, a huge number. Even, people living in urban areas are nowadays using Facebook, which stats show a good number of 81% and the rural number is 81%.


Second in this article, we will discuss Twitter that allows its worldwide users to only write (they call it Tweet) on their pages. Twitter is an online social service for friends, family, and colleagues to interconnect and stay connected through the interchange of frequent messages. You can post Tweets, which may consist of images, videos, links that could be up to 140 characters text limit. These messages can be posted to your profile, which can be explored on Twitter search. Its users can both post and read tweets, while the unregistered users can just read them.

twitter statistics of 2016

Although it is not as popular as Facebook, it still includes 24% of the total online users of which, 21% are adult Americans.  Among those users 24% are males and 25% are females.  According to the available data, the young generation has more influence of twitter, ages 18-29 are 36% while 30-49 years old are 23% and 50-64 are 21%.  Twitter users living in urban areas are 26% while rural population is 24%. Moreover, we can also see that high-school going or less use 20% while those going to some college are above 25%.


LinkedIn is a social networking site founded in 2002. It was designed precisely for the businesses and professionals, including employers who wanted to advertise jobs and job searchers finding jobs.  The main objective of the site was to let members create networks of people and trust them professionally.

A LinkedIn member profile page emphasizes on services, employment history and education and owns a professional system. Though its membership is free, LinkedIn obliges connections to have a pre-existing connection. 29% of the total online users, 25% of all Americans are using LinkedIn today to remain professionally connected.

LinkedIn Statistics of 2016

Furthermore, we can see women ratio is slightly further than men (31% vs 27%), and people of ages 18-29 are 34%, 30-49 are 33% while 60-64 are 24%. Even those with high school degrees or less are 12% while those having some college degree are 27 to 50 percent as they have a good CV to show in this professional podium. Even, people living in urban areas are 34% and rural ration is 18% using LinkedIn to skillfully show their capabilities among the worldwide web.


Well, after discussing the key facts, statistics and figures of Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, we can conclude those are highly used and in-demand networks, performing amazingly in their own ways. However, Facebook has won the game by its high number of worldwide users as we can see even a 10- year old child has somehow managed to make his/her individual Facebook account, to remain attached to their school friends or relatives and sharing their pictures and moments to get admiration from others.

Facebook remains the most popular social media network

We don’t know how long Facebook time will last like this, but the fact is that it has the main hold in the social planet as it has many other features that attract viewers to constantly remain in touch on this, either on their PC’s or mobile phones.

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