Video – The Rise and fall of social networks 2003-2019

This little infographic caught my eye today. If you ignore the terrible music and watch it – it is a great way to illustrate the growth and the decline of various social channels over the last 16 years – including Bebo and MySpace. It has been measured by monthly active users worldwide.

Video hosting services like YouTube or Vimeo, as well as content/community sites like Reddit are not included but despite it being slightly too long it is very interesting to watch the quarters and years pass by. I had never heard of qzone so that was a first. See what you think and if you really want a laugh read the comments on YouTube as people argue of what is a network and what isn’t.

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