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Wattpad Grew To 18 Million Users In 2013

Posted at 8:03AM Wednesday 08 Jan 2014

Wattpad, the online writing and reading community, continued its long arch of membership growth and increased social connectivity last year, finishing 2013 with more than 18 million registered users, according to data released by the company Monday. Other figures show that more than 64,000 stories are uploaded to Wattpad or expanded everyday, 53% of Wattpad users have written a story on their phones and 85% of the time spent on Wattpad is via mobile phone or tablet.

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