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Social media is growing at an amazing rate  and will continue to grow as people keep exploring new ways to stay connected with friends and family. In January 2010 Twitter had 75 million user accounts, but only 15 million used the site regularly. This resulted in 27 million Tweets per day. LinkedIn has grown by an impressive 100 percent from last year, it now has over 100 million users across the globe, 56% of these users are from outside of the US. Back in January 2010, Facebook had 350 million active users across the globe, it now has in excess of 640 million – half of which login daily.  At the turn of 2010 Wikipedia played host to over 14 million articles from over 85,000 different contributors. Now, the site has grown to over 17 million articles from 91,000 contributors.

The infographic below shows the growth of social media over the years.

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Thomas Oppong is the founder @Alltopstartups.