Social Networking Surpasses Email

10 Mar

A recent Nielsen report proclaims the declining use of email and the emergence of social networking. Neilsen breaks down their activities of the Internet into five categories: search, software, blogging, email and portals. Blogging aka microblogging/social networking (Facebook and Twiiter) is now the fourth most popular activity on the web.

86% use search like Google, 85% explore portals like Yahoo, 76% use software like Turbotax, 66% blog like on Facebook and 65% write email as with Hotmail. This study was based on a worldwide study with Europe and the United States as majority users. Another surprising fact is one in every 11 minutes online globally is accounted for by social network and blogging sites.

Are you in shock over this statistic or does this reflect your online activity?
http://www.nielsen-online.com/pr/pr_090309.pdf

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