The New Ranking of World Populations

Comms8 blog World Populations

Everyone knows that China is the biggest nation in the world in terms of population with over 1.3 billion of people.

India, the next largest country, has 120 million fewer people, for a population of 1.2 billion.

While before you keep counting and think the US is the third largest one in the world, if we take into account of internet population, the US is bumped out by Facebook, Tencent and Whatsapp and ranks the 6th!

Tencent, the biggest social network in China with over 818 million monthly active users.

Tencent, the biggest social network in China with over 818 million monthly active users.

I am sure everyone is familiar with Facebook, but you might ask: what is Tencent?

Tencent is an internet giant in China specialising in social media services. Its most well-known platform is QQ instant messenger, which has over 818 million monthly active users. Tencent also offers mail service and twitter-like microblogging service (Weibo) amongst 220 monthly active users. The company didn't make any money in its first three years when it established in 1998, but thanks to the bolster of mobile usage and social network in China, Tencent is now valuated at $139 billion.

Click this infographic to find out more about Tencent compared to other internet giants in the world. 

Carol Chan

London