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(March 2013) How Many People Use the Top Social Media, Apps & Services? Here is my monthly, running tally of how many people are using many of the top social media, digital services and mobile apps updated for December 2015 (the best I could find, at least). This list grows pretty regularly. It began with a simple listing of some of the obvious social networks like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Skype, YouTube, WhatsApp,, Odnoklassniki, etc; then grew to include digital services like Amazon, Google, eBay, Netflix, Spotify and Pandora; then the focus turned to APAC social and digital properties like Alibaba, Weibo, WeChat,, LINE and Momo and lately I have been focused on updating current listings, adding in new ones along with smaller niche ones that I may have overlooked at the beginning.

This post now includes over 1,000 listings and more are added almost weekly. Page 1: #-A Please note that some of these numbers are easier to find than others, so some of these are based on news reports and not official company tallies. The top 20 data visualisation tools. One of the most common questions I get asked is how to get started with data visualisations.

Beyond following blogs, you need to practise – and to practise, you need to understand the tools available. In this article, I want to introduce you to 20 different tools for creating visualisations: from simple charts to complex graphs, maps and infographics. Almost everything here is available for free, and some you have probably installed already. Advertisement Entry-level tools At the entry level, we'll be looking at unexpected uses for familiar tools. 1. You can actually do some pretty complex things with Excel , from 'heat maps' of cells to scatter plots.

Excel comes as part of the commercial Microsoft Office suite , so if you don't have access to it, Google's spreadsheets – part of Google Docs and Google Drive – can do many of the same things. CSV (Comma-Separated Values) and JSON (JavaScript Object Notation) aren't actual visualisation tools, but they are common formats for data. 3. 4. 5. Which social platforms work better for what industry? It’s nothing new to say that Facebook, Twitter and Google+ can help your business a great deal.

Which social platforms work better for what industry?

Only on Facebook, more than 955 million people like and comment on average 3.2 billion times a day. These social platforms work differently, so if you want to achieve the best results, learn with us where to focus your resources and build the strongest social presence for your brand. FMCG (Fast-moving Consumer Goods), Fashion, and Ecommerce brands: Facebook is marketers’ first choice Marketers in all businesses can benefit from phenomenal social marketing opportunities that Facebook represents for them, yet few are standing out. Fashion brands are well fitted to take advantage of the majority of Facebook’s USPs, such as the ability to convey emotions and build brand relationship by posting picture and video updates. For fashion and FMCG brands, Facebook represents a great platform for advertisement campaigns. Media companies: vote for Twitter Media work great on Twitter.