We are all aware of social media sites like Facebook, or Twitter, or Linkedin. But just what are they really worth and what are some of the other sites, and how much have they all grown over the past three years?
My Voucher Codes has put together an infographic with the biggest social sites in 2014 and now in 2017. In 2014 Facebook (Fb, Whatsapp, Instagram) was valued at $190 billion, now three years later it’s $315 billion; Google (Google Plus, Youtube) was worth $382 billion in 2014 and now $525 billion; Yahoo was worth $35 billion in 2014, now just half a billion more; Twitter’s value has gone down from $49 billion to $32.9 billion showing that even president Trump haven’t been able to get it out of the sinkhole.
But these are the big players we all know about, what are the sort of a niche products not all of us might have heard about? And I’ll be the first one to say that I have never heard of those three before.
AskFM has managed to grow its value from $362 million to $604 million. What is it? As it turns out, it’s social networking site where users create profiles and then they can send each other questions. It was founded in Latvia in 2010.
We Heart It has increased its value from $83 million to $88 million. It seems to be an image-based social network, mainly meant for women.
Kik has managed to increase its value from $19.5 million to nearly one billion. Kik or Kik Messenger is an instant messenger software application (app) for mobiles. In 2016 it was used by around 40% of United States teenagers.
You can see the infographic below.