In a first for RIM we had Tom Goguen, VP of Collaboration and Social Networking @RIM, share usage stats for Facebook and Twitter for BlackBerry along with the usual BlackBerry Messenger update. BBM users are now up to 43 million worldwide along with over 2 million new users a month. Pretty crazy stuff when you consider their 110% growth rate in the last 12 months. The social space has been a real success story for RIM.
What really interested me is that RIM finally shared stats for Facebook for BlackBerry and Twitter for BlackBerry. Facebook for BlackBerry has 33.4 million monthly active users which is 112% increase from the same month last year. They also have 7.2 million Twitter for BlackBerry active users which is 101% more than Sept 2010.
What do you think of those stats? Its pretty crazy considering the fact that there are only 50+ million BlackBerry users out there and many of them are restricted by BES IT policies.