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Social media users reaches 5 billion globally

social media users reaches 5 billion

A study published on Wednesday, January 31, reveals that the count of active social media users has surged beyond 5 billion, encompassing approximately 62.3 percent of the global population.

Last year, the figure experienced a 5.6 percent increase, surpassing the global population growth rate of 0.9 percent, as reported by the study conducted by media monitoring company Meltwater and social media agency We are Social.

Meta’s Facebook emerged as the leading social network with the highest user count, reaching 2.19 billion. Following closely, Meta’s Instagram secured the second position with 1.65 billion users, and TikTok closely trailed with 1.56 billion users.

The report cautions that obtaining accurate numbers is challenging due to factors such as automated accounts and individuals using various identities.

According to data compiled by digital consultancy company Kepios, the most frequently searched topic on Wikipedia was “ChatGPT,” the AI language model created by OpenAI, highlighting the surging interest in artificial intelligence.

ChatGPT is a counterpart model to InstructGPT, designed to adhere to prompts and deliver comprehensive responses based on given instructions.

ChatGPT was trained using Reinforcement Learning from Human Feedback (RLHF), employing methodologies akin to those used for InstructGPT. However, there were minor variations in the data collection setup. 

The training process began with supervised fine-tuning, where human AI trainers engaged in conversations, assuming both user and AI assistant roles. Model-generated suggestions were provided to assist trainers in composing responses. This newly generated dialogue dataset was combined with the InstructGPT dataset, which was adapted into a dialogue format.


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