Wednesday, August 6, 2008

The Philippines having the highest percentage of social network users

I happen to stumble on an article from that writes a story about the
Philippines having the highest percentage of social network users.
The study is released by New York-based media agency Universal McCann.

What's interesting to note is that according to the report:

*The Philippines have a 15 percent Internet penetration.

*It is estimated that 37 million active Internet users visit online everyday/every other day.

*It is estimated that 83 percent of Internet users in the country have created social network profiles, having the highest percentage ahead of Hungary (80%), Poland (77%) and Mexico (76%).

*It is estimated that 90 percent of the users in the Philippines have Friendster accounts. Versus MySpace and Facebook from the rest of the world.

*It is estimated that 90 percent of the Filipino users reads blogs, second only to South Korea (92 percent).

*The Philippines has the highest percentage of users (86%) that have uploaded photos in these social networks, ahead of China (73 percent), Mexico (72 percent), and Brazil (70 percent).

*It also estimated that 98 percent of Filipino Internet users have watched videos on YouTube, again ranked highest ahead of Mexico and Brazil.

*However, the Philippines was ranked a few notches lower when it comes to downloading podcasts or using RSS feeds.

I believe that the data presented above offers a lot of opportunities. The internet revolution in the country has just began and I'm confident that in the years to come , the Philippines will be a force to be reckon with.

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