Whereas in 2012, barely half (51.1%) of the country’s online population used social networks monthly, 78% of web users in Germany ages 14 and older had a profile on at least one social network in 2013, and 67% were active users – equivalent to 37 million people.
Interestingly, the increase in social media usage was most pronounced in older age brackets. 68% of 50-64-year-old web users were members of at least one social service this year, an 8-point increase since 2011. And among web users 65+, 40% were social network users in 2011, compared to 66% this year. That’s a massive shift.
As we shared last week, Facebook is by far the most popular social site in Germany, followed by XING, StayFriends, and Twitter.
- The 10 Most Popular People on Twitter [STATS]
- 74% use Social Networks in China (With 12% on Banned Twitter) [STATS]
- Twitter at the #Emmys: 1.1 Million Tweets, Seth Myers, Breaking Bad Dominate Conversion [STATS]
- The @MTV #VMAs on Twitter: 12.6 Million Tweets, 138,792 Tweets Per Minute Peak [STATS]