You’ve read article after article about Facebook’s 500 million users. How you’d have to be an idiot not to have an online presence there. To not take advantage of this giant population. Well, here’s something those articles may not have told you. That Facebook isn’t the biggest social media network out there. That Facebook, now with 515 million users, is still 45 million users behind the largest social media network in the world’s 560 million.
What site is Facebook still trailing? Skype. The software application that allows users to make free voice calls over the Internet to other Skype users. And will likely be the software that makes phone satellites obsolete, as all communications will be able to transmit through data networks. So, it makes sense that Skype is so popular. But it’s surprising to see the specific numbers, isn’t it?
Another number that may surprise you? The network in third place. China’s tencent.com, a provider of free online IM services with 485 million registered users. Just goes to show you,that you don’t have a clue what’s really going on in this new digital world. But, it’s fun to try and keep up, isn’t it?