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January 11, 2012

Fastest Growing Social networks :Sina and Badoo among the top 5

Among the top five global networks, Twitter and LinkedIn have posted two of the highest growth rates for audience size over the past year, positioning them as formidable players in the global marketplace.

Other regional social networks on the rise are microblogging sites Sina Weibo (Sina Microblogging), which exhibited the highest growth at 181 percent, and Tumblr, with a 172-percent increase. European-based Badoo also posted strong gains at 64 percent. If these fast-growing sites are any indication, microblogging could emerge as a pivotal force shaping the future of social networking behavior.

Fastest Growing Top-Tier* Global Social Networks in Terms of Audience Size
Source: comScore Media Metrix, Worldwide, October 2011 vs. October 2010

*Top-tier social networks rank among the Top 20 sites in the Social Networking category.