The chart below examines usage frequency on the top 5 social platforms (you can find more detail in our new GWI Social report, a free summary of which is available here).

Outside of China, Facebook can claim the most frequent engagement rates: more than half (54%) of its active users are logging in more than once a day – a figure which puts it 20 percentage points ahead of second-placed Twitter. And, significantly, if we re-base this to be among the total online population, it is some 25% of internet users aged 16-64 who are logging on to Facebook multiple times each day.

That more than half of Facebook’s active audience is connecting so frequently is a testament to how ingrained it has become within daily lives, but also of the ongoing migration of social networking behaviors from PC/laptop to mobile platforms; the nature of smartphone internet usage means that many users are checking in multiple times a day, albeit for relatively short periods.

By region, it is users in LatAm who are ahead for this behavior; by country, users in Malaysia, the Philippines and Mexico are the most engaged – giving yet more evidence of the pronounced levels of enthusiasm for social networking which are typically found in fast-growth markets.

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Jason is Chief Research Officer at GlobalWebIndex. He oversees the global research and insight teams, directs the world-leading research study and specializes in analyzing consumer trends. He writes for titles like the Huffington Post and MediaPost and is a frequent contributor to stories on media outlets such as BBC News, CNN, the Guardian, Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg.

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