Nine Out Of 10 Brits Use Social Networks

Nine out of 10 UK web users visit social networking platforms, tech news site Beehive City reported on Monday.

The survey, conducted by digital market analyst comScore, compiled information from the 38.2 million Britons aged 15 years and above who went online in May this year. Nine out of every 10 users questioned said they visited at least one social networking website, making it the most popular online activity.

The survey shows that the current user base for social networks in Britain is approximately 33 million people, a year-on-year increase of 13 per cent.

According to the comScore statistics, the average time spent by UK residents on social networking websites has increased by 54 per cent over last year, up from 4.6 hours a month in May 2009, to 7.1 hours in May 2010.

Eight out of every 10 internet users in the UK use Facebook regularly, but micro-blogging platform Twitter still falls some way behind, with only 4.3 million UK users.