Social Media News Update Apr 22

Facebook Home Hits 500K Downloads In Five Days, Pales In Comparison To Instagram’s Android Shift

After launching internationally on Wednesday, Facebook home has reached the 500k download milestone as of yesterday. In comparison, however, Instagram achieved a million downloads within the first day of its launch on Android. It has to be said however, that Facebook Home is only available for a small percentage of all Android Smartphones. Read More

CNNIC: Chinese E-commerce Market Exceeded $190 Billion in 2012

The China Internet Network Information Center released figures for e-commerce in China; According to their measurements, 1.2 trillion RMB was spent on e-commerce in China over the course of 2012. Read More (Chinese)

WhatsApp “Bigger Than Twitter” With Over 200M Monthly Active Users, 8B Inbound And 12B Outbound Messages Daily

WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum revealed at the AllThingsD Dive into Mobile conference in New York City that Whatsapp was larger than Twitter in terms of monthly active users. He did not reveal specific figures but that the number was slightly above 200 million. Read More