Canadians Can't Go One Day Without Checking Social Media, Study Says

Posted by Knowlton Thomas

One in three Canadians check their social media feeds daily, accrording to a recent report from the Media Technology Monitor.

More than two thirds of Canadians who use the internet are regular social media users, the report says, up six percent from 2011. And nearly two thirds of social media users in Canada check their feeds daily.

Facebook remains the most popular social network in Canada: 63 percent of internet users are active on Facebook and 93 percent of social networkers use the site regularly. Twitter is growing rapidly - 80 percent in one year - but remains small, with less than one in five internet users tweeting. LinkedIn had about the usage levels as Twitter - 18 percent of Canadian internet users - but is growing at a slower pace.

Even though the three social networks don't really overlap in many ways, just seven percent of social media users in Canada use all three regularly, the MTM report states.

Company:
Twitter
Website:
http://www.twitter.com
Location:
San Francisco, California, United States

Twitter is a privately funded startup with offices in the SoMA neighborhood of San Francisco, CA. Started as a side project in March of 2006, Twitter has grown into a real-time short messaging service that works over multiple networks and devices. In countries all around the world, people follow the sources most relevant to them and access information via Twitter as it happens—from breaking world news to updates... more

Company:
LinkedIn
Website:
http://www.linkedin.com
Location:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

LinkedIn is an interconnected network of experienced professionals from around the world, representing 150 industries and 200 countries. You can find, be introduced to, and collaborate with qualified professionals that you need to work with to accomplish your goals. more

Company:
Facebook
Website:
http://www.facebook.com
Location:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Facebook's mission is to give people the power to share and make the world more open and connected. Millions of people use Facebook everyday to keep up with friends, upload an unlimited number of photos, share links and videos, and learn more about the people they meet. more


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Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton is the managing editor of Techvibes. Based in Vancouver, Knowlton has been published in national publications and has also appeared on television and radio. Previously he was an editor for New Westminster weekly The Other Press and served on its board of directors. When not working, Knowlton enjoys playing tennis, hiking, and exploring weird side streets. more




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