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.

About Chris Norton

Chris Norton is the founder of Prohibition and an award winning communications consultant with more than twenty years’ experience. He was a lecturer at Leeds Beckett University and has had a varied PR career having worked both in-house and in a number of large consultancies. He is an Integrated PR and social media blogger and writes on a wide variety of blogs across a huge amount of topics from digital marketing, social media marketing right through to technology and crisis management.