12 months in social media and mobile

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Finally it has arrived… what follows is a succinct analysis of the state of social media and mobile as we say goodbye to 2015, offering plenty of insights into our behaviour online.

The world’s 10 biggest networks are now… 
Facebook – 1.5billion active users worldwide
WhatsApp – 900million
QQ – 860million
Facebook Messenger – 700million
WeChat – 650million
Instagram – 400million
Twitter – 316million
Baidu Tieba – 300million
Skype – 300million
Viber – 249million
The UK’s most active social age groups are… 
16 – 24… 93% of internet users have at least one social media profile
25 – 34… 90% “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “
35 – 44… 80% “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “
45 – 54… 68% “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “
55 – 64… 49% “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “
In total, 78% of all UK internet users now have at least one social media profile.
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Of Britons with a social media profile… 
81% will access it daily.
97% of those… 
Have a Facebook profile.
And…
48% of those… 
Only have a Facebook profile.
But… 
SnapChat is now the most popular network amongst 12-15 year olds, and nearly a quarter of those use it more than ten times per day.
Twitter… 
Has the second biggest digital audience in the UK after Facebook- 26% of adults have an account, as do 40% of 16-24 year olds.
56% of British Twitter users… 
Use it daily. And…
1 in 10… 
Use it more than ten times per day.
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In March 2015… 
A survey was carried out analysing how much time Britain spent on Facebook and its other properties. Astonishingly, it was 51billion minutes in the month. Comparatively, we only spent 34billion minutes on Google’s properties.
Two thirds of the British population will buy something online… 
At least every month.
Since 2010… 
UK residents have increased the amount of time they spend consuming media and communicating via media devices by 26%.