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Facebook 2.23 billion monthly active users

Facebook, Inc.
Social network company
CEO: Mark Zuckerberg
CFO: David Wehner
Founded: February 2004
Headquarters: Menlo Park, California, United States
Subsidiaries: Oculus VR, LiveRail, Sharegrove Inc., Onavo
Stock price: FB (NASDAQ) US$ 171.26 +3.89 (+2.32%)


Facebook is an American online social media and social networking service company.
> It is based in Menlo Park, California.
> It was founded by Mark Zuckerberg,
> Along with fellow Harvard College students and roommates Eduardo Saverin,
> Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes


YouTube 1.9 billion monthly active users

Video sharing company
CEO: Susan Wojcicki (5 Feb 2014–)
Parent organization: Google
Acquisition date: 13 November 2006
Founders: Jawed Karim, Steve Chen, Chad Hurley
Headquarters: San Bruno, California, United States



YouTube is an American video-sharing website
> YouTube At Aheadquartered in San Bruno, California.
> Three former PayPal employees—Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim—created the service in February 2005.
> Google bought the site in November 2006 for US$1.65 billion;
> YouTube now operates as one of Google’s subsidiaries


Twitter 335 million monthly active users

Twitter Inc.
Social network company
CEO: Jack Dorsey (30 Sep 2015
Founded: 21 March 2006, San Francisco, California, United States
Headquarters: San Francisco, California, United States
Stock price: TWTR (NYSE) US$ 31.03 +0.53 (+1.74%)
Founders: Jack Dorsey, Noah Glass, Biz Stone, Evan Williams
Subsidiaries: MoPub, TellApart, Inc., Wiredset, Twitter UK Ltd, MORE

> Twitter is an American online news and social networking service
> which users post and interact with messages known as “tweets”.
> Tweets were originally restricted to 140 characters,
> This limit was doubled for all languages except Chinese, Japanese, and Korean.

WhatsApp 1.5 billion monthly active users

Mobile application
Written in: Erlang
Owner: Facebook



WhatsApp Messenger is a freeware and cross-platform messaging
> Voice over IP service owned by Facebook.
> The application allows the sending of text messages
> Voice calls, as well as video calls, images
> Other media, documents, and user location.

LinkedIn 294 million monthly active users

LinkedIn Corporation
CEO: Jeff Weiner (Jun 2009–)
Founded: 2002, Mountain View, California, United States
Headquarters: Sunnyvale, California, United States
Founders: Konstantin Guericke, Reid Hoffman, Allen Blue, Jean-Luc Vaillant, Eric Ly
Subsidiaries: LinkedIn Learning, Linkedin Singapore Pte. Ltd., MORE
Parent organization: Microsoft Corporation


LinkedIn is a business and employment-oriented service
> That operates via websites and mobile apps.
> Founded on December 28, 2002, and launched on May 5, 2003,
> it is mainly used for professional networking,
> Including employers posting jobs and job seekers posting their CVs.


Instagram 1 billion monthly active users

Social networking service
Date launched: 6 October 2010
Owner: Facebook, Inc.
Developed by: Facebook, Kevin Systrom, Mike Krieger
Awards: Shorty Award for Apps
Nominations: Teen Choice Award for Choice Social Network



Instagram is a photo and video-sharing
> social networking service owned by Facebook, Inc.
> It was created by Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger,
> Instagram launched in October 2010 exclusively on iOS.


Messenger 1.3 billion monthly active users

Developed by: Facebook
Initial release date: 9 August 2011
Programming languages: JavaScript, PHP, C++, Erlang

Facebook Messenger

Facebook Messenger is a messaging app and platform.
> Originally developed as Facebook Chat in 2008,
> The company revamped its messaging service in 2010,
> Subsequently released standalone
> iOS and Android apps in August 2011


WeChat 1.06 billion monthly active users

Downloadable software
Developed by: Tencent
Initial release date: 21 January 2011
Windows Phone 8/8.1: 6.0.8(discontinued) / 2016; 3 years ago
Android: 7.0.3 / January 22, 2019; 25 days ago
IOS: 7.0.3 / January 22, 2019; 25 days ago
Programming languages: JavaScript, C++


WeChat is a Chinese multi-purpose messaging,
> Social media and mobile payment app developed by Tencent.
> It was first released in 2011, and by 2018
> It was one of the world’s largest standalone mobile apps
> By monthly active users, with over 1 billion monthly active users.


Tik Tok 500 million monthly active users

Tik Tok
Initial release date: September 2016
Developed by: ByteDance
Stable release: 8.6.0 / 29 September 2018
Available in: 38 languages
Size: 287.6 MB (iOS) 72 MB (Android)
Operating system: iOS, Android


TikTok, also known as Douyin in China, is a media app
> Creating and sharing short videos. Owned by ByteDance,
> The media app was launched as Douyin in China in September 2016
> TikTok introduced to the overseas market as TikTok one year later


Snapchat 255 million monthly active users

Original author(s): Evan Spiegel; Bobby Murphy; Reggie Brown
Initial release date: September 2011
Developed by: Snap Inc.
Operating system: Android, iOS
Size: 65.3 MB (Android); 243.9 MB (iOS)
Programming languages: Java, Objective-C


Snapchat is a multimedia messaging app used globally,
> Snapchat created by Evan Spiegel, Bobby Murphy, and Reggie Brown,
> The former students at Stanford University, and developed by Snap Inc.,
> Snapchat originally Snapchat Inc


Pinterest 250 million monthly active users

Social network
Created by: Paul Sciarra, Evan Sharp, Ben Silbermann
Founders: Ben Silbermann, Evan Sharp, Paul Sciarra
Employees: 800+ employees
Date launched: January 2010
Key people: Evan Sharp (chief product officer); Ben Silbermann (CEO)
Available in: Bokmål, Czech Language, Danish language, MORE

Pinterest, Inc. is a social media web and mobile application company
> That operates a software system designed to discover information on the World Wide Web,
> Pinterest mainly using images and, on a smaller scale, GIFs and videos.
> The site was founded by Ben Silbermann, Paul Sciarra, and Evan Sharp.


Medium 60 million monthly active users


Medium is an online publishing platform developed by Evan Williams,
> Medium launched in August 2012. It is owned by A Medium Corporation.



Founder: Evan Williams
Employees: 85 (May 2017)
Date launched: 15 August 2012
Native client(s) on: iOS and Android
Available in: English Language (specific publications can be in Spanish, French, and other languages)
Owner: A Medium Corporation


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