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David Cowling

Editor and Founder of SocialMediaNews.com.au. I also run a Social Media Agency where I do consulting work and another blog dedicated to Instagram news. Connect with me: Twitter | LinkedIn | Google + or contact me here. Alternatively, you can send me an email at david@socialmedianews.com.au

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Snapchat Reaches 166 Million Daily Active Users

on May 15, 2017 | Snapchat | Comments (0)
Snapchat Reaches 166 Million Daily Active Users

Snapchat announced during the latest earnings call their Social Networking Photo application has reached 166 million daily active users. Growth wasn’t as strong as investors have hoped, as Snapchat competes with Instagram who often copy their features and now have 700 million monthly users. Still an average user on Snapchat spends over 20 minutes per […]

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Social Media Statistics Australia – April 2017

Social Media Statistics Australia - April 2017

Today we post our monthly statistics report showing the most popular social networking sites in Australia over the April 2017 period. We generally report the number of monthly active users, but also include data showing the number of daily active users where available. Whenever we get time off work, we generally see an uptick in […]

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Social Media Statistics Australia – March 2017

on April 1, 2017 | Australia | Comments (5)
Social Media Statistics Australia - March 2017

  Today we post our statistics report showing the most popular social networking sites in Australia over the March 2017 period. We generally report the number of monthly active users, but also include data showing the number of daily active users where available. Over the summer months we generally see an increase in social media […]

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Social Media Statistics Australia – February 2017

on March 1, 2017 | Australia | Comments (1)
Social Media Statistics Australia - February 2017

Today we post our social media report outlining the most popular social network sites in Australia over February 2017. As Australians enjoy the summer months, we see an increase in social media posts as users share updates about holidays, outings, and time with family and friends. As people have time off at this time of year, we […]

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Julian Assange Joins Twitter

on February 15, 2017 | Twitter | Comments (0)
Julian Assange Joins Twitter

Julian Assange, the founder and publisher of WikiLeaks has finally Tweeted from his personal account. Assange actually signed up to Twitter on October 2011 but never sent his first Tweet until February 14, 2017. You can follow Julian Assange on Twitter at @julianassange Whilst Julian is still an Australian Citizen – he has been seeking […]

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Social Media Statistics Australia – January 2017

on February 1, 2017 | Australia | Comments (13)
Social Media Statistics Australia - January 2017

Over the summer months in Australia we generally see an uptick in social media activity as people take time off work and school to enjoy the summer holidays. Selfies at the beach, photos with family and friends and getting outdoors gives us plenty of reason to post more content to social media sites. It is […]

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Twitter Shuts Down Vine

on January 19, 2017 | Twitter | Comments (0)
Twitter Shuts Down Vine

Back in 2012 – Twitter purchased Vine for $30 Million USD as they attempted to work their way into the growing market of short video. Whilst Vine was able to attract many users, Twitter was never really successful in monetising Vine videos and in a way became a technical burden on the company. However larger players such […]

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Social Media Statistics Australia – December 2016

on January 1, 2017 | Australia | Comments (0)
Social Media Statistics Australia - December 2016

Happy New Year. I hope everyone has a nice 2017. Today we post our monthly report showing the most popular social networks in Australia over December 2016. We also recap the year as a whole and highlight the biggest changes to the social media landscape over 2016. The Australian market is now in a mature […]

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Social Media Statistics Australia – November 2016

on December 1, 2016 | Australia | Comments (1)
Social Media Statistics Australia - November 2016

Today we post our monthly report showing the most popular social networking sites used by Australian users over November 2016. There has been some important news lately where Snapchat announced there are now 4 million Daily Active Snapchat Users in Australia. Whilst Facebook and Instagram have been shameless about copying Snapchat’s features including stories and live […]

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Snapchat Reaches 4 Million Daily Active Users In Australia

on November 25, 2016 | Snapchat | Comments (0)
Snapchat Reaches 4 Million Daily Active Users In Australia

Snapchat have released some new figures about their active users, signalling there are now 150 million daily active users world wide, and 4 million daily active users in Australia. This is the first time the company has released specific information about it’s Australian audience and goes to show the service is growing strongly and engagement is […]

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