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UK is Europe's Social Network Champion

A report released by watchdog Ofcom showed that UK has the greatest proportion of internet-enabled users in Europe who regularly visit social networking sites like Facebook or Myspace.

Nearly forty percent of UK adults with an internet access used social networking sites, which dwarfs other European countries in the survey.

UK even surpasses Japan and the US, although Canada had the largest proportion of social networking adults - 53 percent of Canadian adults with internet visit Social Networking sites.

The report (opens in new tab) also found that 25 percent of UK adults sneak into SN sites at least 23 times per month; showing that it is no longer the exclusive domain of teenagers and trendy yuppies.

Britons spend on average 11 minutes per day on SN sites like Facebook, Bebo and the likes.

The report used data from 2006 with additional figures from 2007 where relevant.

Désiré Athow

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.