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Re: Social Network Usage Stats by Country

From: Sören Preibusch <Soren.Preibusch@cl.cam.ac.uk>
Date: 03 Jul 2009 15:10:53 +0100
To: Rob H Warren <warren@gorgon.cs.uwaterloo.ca>
Cc: public-xg-socialweb@w3.org
Message-ID: <Prayer.1.3.1.0907031510530.26410@hermes-2.csi.cam.ac.uk>
so, currently, there are

  4,197,210 US citizen on LiveJournal and
306,814,000 is this country's population

One may reach 1.4% of the US population through LiveJournal -- but 20% through Facebook.

Sören


On Jul 3 2009, Rob H Warren wrote:

>Sören,
>
>Ran these numbers from an old paper of mine [1] along with some  
>Wikipedia [2] data; not a great sample as LiveJournal is N/A centric,  
>but it is a start:
>
>Country	| Percentage of total population
>US		| 0.97
>Russia	| 0.18
>Canada	| 0.69
>UK		| 0.31
>Australia| 0.41
>Philippines| 0.03
>Germany| 0.04
>Ukraine	| 0.06
>
> best, rhw [1] 
> http://www.dbdump.org/~warren/publications/publications_bib.html#mackinnon
>:uw:sna06
>[2] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_population
>[3] http://www.livejournal.com/
>
>On 3-Jul-09, at 9:24 AM, Sören Preibusch wrote:
>
>> I think this report uses inappropriate metrics to ascertain the  
>> reach of of SN platforms. The really interesting question is: per  
>> country, which proportion of the population is member of a common  
>> online social network.
>>
>> Sören
>>
>> On Jul 2 2009, Melvin Carvalho wrote:
>>
>>>        Top 20 Highest Engagement Social Networking Country
>>>        Audiences
>>>        Ranked by Average Hours per Visitor*
>>>        May 2009
>>>        Total Worldwide, Age 15+ - Home & Work Locations
>>>        Source: comScore World Metrix
>>>
>>>
>>>       Country         Average Hours     Average Pages
>>>                          per Visitor      per Visitor
>>>   World-Wide                      3.7               525
>>>   Russia                          6.6             1,307
>>>   Brazil                          6.3             1,220
>>>   Canada                          5.6               649
>>>   Puerto Rico                     5.3               587
>>>   Spain                           5.3               968
>>>   Finland                         4.7               919
>>>   United Kingdom                  4.6               487
>>>   Germany                         4.5               793
>>>   United States                   4.2               477
>>>   Colombia                        4.1               473
>>>   Mexico                          4.0               488
>>>   Chile                           4.0               418
>>>   Ireland                         3.8               462
>>>   Turkey                          3.7               427
>>>   Venezuela                       3.7               454
>>>   France                          3.6               526
>>>   Australia                       3.4               374
>>>   New Zealand                     3.4               386
>>>   Switzerland                     3.2               430
>>>   Italy                           3.2               399
>>>
>>>   * Excludes traffic from public computers such as Internet
>>>     cafes or access from mobile phones or PDAs.
>>>
>>>  
>>> http://news.prnewswire.com/DisplayReleaseContent.aspx?ACCT=ind_focus.story&STORY=/www/story/07-02-2009/0005054011&EDATE=
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>>
>
>
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