29.4m Brits visited social networking sites in May 2009

Jul 20, 2009 | Uncategorized

Newly released data from comScore World Metrix has found that 80% of all UK internet users (29.4m people) visited at least one social networking site during May – a 9% year-on-year rise. On average, visitors spent 4.6 hours during the month visiting social networking sites (second only to instant messaging with 8.6 hours). 25-34 year-olds […]

Newly released data from comScore World Metrix has found that 80% of all UK internet users (29.4m people) visited at least one social networking site during May – a 9% year-on-year rise.
On average, visitors spent 4.6 hours during the month visiting social networking sites (second only to instant messaging with 8.6 hours).
25-34 year-olds are the leading social networkers, with 89% visiting such sites during the month. However, even the 55+ age-group still achieved penetration rates of 67%.
Facebook was the most visited social networking site (with 23.9m visitors), followed by Bebo (8.5m), Windows Live Profile (6.9m) and MySpace sites (6.5m). Traffic to Twitter grew over 3,000% year-on-year, reaching 2.7m visitors in May.
comScore: http://www.comscore.com, 20/07/2009


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