In the past week ShareThis has released data showing their most popular Sharing Services during January 2009. The data are illustrated below in the chart provided by ShareThis. The results are likely an accurate reflection of the various sharing services popularity on the web as a whole as ShareThis is extremely popular:
- Email is by far most popular sharing service getting 57%.
- Facebook is the second most popular sharing service at 21%
- Digg has dropped significantly in popularity to 2%
AddThis used to provide similar data but unfortunately has ceased to provide this information. Thanks to Sharethis for sharing the data!
ShareThis has released a correction. The data as supplied in the chart above are incorrect. The corrected data are shown in the chart below. Significantly the loss in popularity is not as significant as with the original data set: