A new study into the take-up rates of social media apps has found that Instagram added more new users in 2017 than Snapchat has in total.
The Statista study found that each app in the Facebook empire – including Instagram, WhatsApp and the Facebook app itself – added more new users in the past year than Snapchat’s total user count of 188 million
Statista also found that Twitter’s popularity appears to have stalled following explosive growth in the first few years of its existence.
The study noted: “Twitter’s growth slowed down significantly once the company had reached 300 million users. Since hitting 302 million monthly active users in Q1 2015, Twitter added just 33 million users in more than three years.”
It’s also the case with Snapchat which remains popular with teenagers but has struggled to attract an older crowd. Over the past 12 months, Snapchat added just 15 million daily active users, bringing its total to 188 million.
Australia’s largest social enterprise is turning 25. On the anniversary of Australia’s first Big Issue magazine being sold on the steps of Melbourne’s Flinders Street Station in June 1996, Town Square has created a campaign to mark the occasion. 25 Years Big is a celebratory statement of pride, rendered in the iconic Big Issue logo […]
The Australian commercial radio industry has joined a global working group of broadcasters, carmakers and tech experts collaborating on the innovation of radio in Android Automotive. Android Automotive is Google’s infotainment operating system which is being built into new connected cars. Industry body Commercial Radio Australia is part of the working group, led by the […]
Need a little humanity boost? Well, look no further than British pensioner and local Batley and Spen (just north of Manchester) resident, Malcolm Haigh. Haigh – a retired journalist and historian – was vox popped by a local TV crew about upcoming local elections in the area when he was probed about the area’s high […]
SBS has announced the appointment of Julie Eckersley as its new Head of Scripted, to oversee an expanding slate of locally commissioned fiction content, and related industry initiatives championing inclusion in the Australian screen sector. Eckersley (pictured above) is an award-winning creative producer with a career spanning more than 20 years. She brings extensive industry […]
Amy Shark, Delta Goodrem and Guy Sebastian, along with some of Australia’s hottest TikTok creators and artists, are giving music lovers rare insights into their favourite trends and tunes as guest hosts of TikTok Trending on iHeartRadio. TikTok Trending on iHeartRadio has been broadcasting 24/7 as part of a partnership between ARN’s iHeartRadio Australia and TikTok which was announced in April. With […]
For the third consecutive year, Triple M’s No Talk Day will return on Thursday July 1 to raise awareness around men’s mental health and encourage courageous conversations on Triple M’s 45 stations across the country with support from partner Beyond Blue. From 6:00am – 6:00pm on July 1, Triple M is encouraging listeners to clear […]
Nine’s Travel Guides continued to consolidate its position as a Wednesday night leader in yesterday evening’s programming, with 719,000 viewers. In recent weeks, it has been competing with the ABC’s Hard Quiz – sometimes besting it, sometimes being bested – but with no Hard Quiz last night, it sailed to an entertainment win. Last night’s ep saw the travellers […]