Friday, February 5, 2010

Social Networking revenue to jump 475% to US$1.9B in 2013

I picked up the latest edition of the economist today.

It's got Steve Jobs on the cover (why i picked it up), but also features an 18 page special report on social networking.

If you haven't picked one up yet, I suggest you do as it makes for some very interesting and insightful reading.

As I initially flicked through the report a small graph caught my eye, it was labeled 'Money Talks' and forcasted the growth of web 2.0 revenues from 2009-2013.

I'll detail the list below as I can't find a link to it online (all behind a paywall),

web 2.0 revenues by technology, $m

2009 2013

RSS $190m $575m
Blogs $200m $325m
Wikis $180m $450m
Mashups $100m $675m
Podcasting $75m $275m
Widgets $75m $350m


Social Networking $425m $1.997b

I knew social networking was no where near being mature from a monitsation point of view, but a near 500% jump in revenue over a 4 year period is insane.

Who or what do you think is going to take in most of this revenue an how do you think its going to be done?

6 comments:

  1. Hi Mike...I missed that article do you have a source for those figures?

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  2. Maybe I sahould have read your whole blog....Skipped to the $$$ Ignore previous

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  3. Virtual goods, premium services, subscription services

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