Social Media Usage

In the highly diverse social media landscape of today, "social media usage" should be understood as an umbrella term for vastly different platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or WeChat. All of these have distinct groups of users and can be used for distinct communication, marketing and ... business purposes. As usage also differs depending on country, age, and gender, social media usage statistics, reports and trend forecasts have to cover a range of topics from country specific statistics, such as the percentage of citizens using a social medium e.g in the US, the UK or China, to broad statistical overviews for e.g. Asia, Latin America or North America. eMarketer's reports, charts, interviews and forecasts provide you with data and insights to answer a variety of questions such as:Show More ▼
  • Is social media use declining?
  • What social media do millennials use?
  • Which social media are used for which business and marketing purposes?
  • How much time do users spend on social media?

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Mary Meeker, “queen of the internet” and venture capitalist at Bond Capital, released her highly anticipated annual “Internet Trends Report” and touched on everything from digital media usage in the US to consumer confidence in China in the 333-slide presentation she gave at the Recode Code Conference earlier this month.

Average Time Spent on Social Media Declines

Average Time Spent on Social Media Declines

Jun 10, 2019

Facebook users are spending less time on the social platform, and that is leading to a reduction in overall time spent with social networks in the US. Time spent on social networks declined by 1 minute last year, a stark difference from the cumulative 13-minute gain in 2016 and 2017.

Smartphones Are the Overwhelming Driver of Social Referrals

Smartphones Are the Overwhelming Driver of Social Referrals

Apr 29, 2019

As a last-touch channel, social networks have doubled in visit share to US retail sites in the past two years. And the overwhelming majority of social referrals come from smartphones, according to Q1 2019 data from Adobe Digital Insights.

How Social Media Users Have—and Have Not—Responded to Privacy Concerns

How Social Media Users Have—and Have Not—Responded to Privacy Concerns

Apr 29, 2019

Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica scandal changed the way Americans think about online privacy. And it should come as no surprise that many have grown wary over the mishandling of personal information.