With all the buzz around newer social networks like Twitter, Facebook, Path, and Pinterest, it’s easy to forget that there are older social networks out there that are still thriving. While sites like Friendster and Myspace have gone under, LiveJournal, the original community-based social network, still continues to promote community, creativity and expression among millions of users.
This week, LiveJournal has been generous enough to provide us with a new infographic about the site’s growth over the years, and it’s got some pretty interesting stats. Since Brad Fitzpatrick founded LiveJournal in 1999, it has turned into a thriving community boasting 92 million visitors worldwide, 46 million journals and communities worldwide and more.
Some of LiveJournal’s top communities include Japanese pop culture paradise AramaTheyDidn’t, ONTD, Craftgrrrl and more. Last month, LiveJournal launched LJ Media, a social media publishing group that aims to turn the site’s most popular communities into thriving media sites.
Check out the full infographic below and let us now what you think. Did you know that the Nyan Cat meme was launched on LiveJournal?
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