How Social Media Is Used Around The World

Australia, England, Portugal, and a dozen other countries each use social media a little differently. Since a huge number of Edudemic readers are from these countries, I thought this infographic was important to share. It showcases how social media is used around the world and highlights some various statistics that are of note for each location.

The stats are organized by each country’s flag colors and are elegantly laid out in a fun infographic. If you don’t know the colors, read the text and it’ll tell you which country the stat is about. Great for printing out and / or sharing with your PLN around the world. After all, we’re living in a digitally connected world where PLN members are from around the globe.

The infographic is a bit market-y but still useful as it includes some curious stats and trends about the growth of mobile in the world of social media and connectivity.

Key Takeaways

  • The number of smartphone users in Canada is nearly the same as the U.S.
  • There is an overwhelming push onto doing everything mobile. Smartphones are key in most of the below countries.
  • In Spain, ‘power’ social media users are on Facebook while ‘casual’ users are on YouTube.
  • There are many other social networks other than Twitter, Facebook, and Google+. Read below for a quick look at what those might be.

worldwide social media usage

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  1. Shalini

    March 1, 2013 at 12:22 am

    Great information. i have a webinar on Using Social Media to Deliver Training – Free Webinar. You may find useful it. Have a look on it

  2. janoindia

    March 5, 2013 at 3:34 am

    Social media is one of the biggest thing online these days. Even a small child is having his account. This brief explanation about the use of social media is really interesting. Even for every business it is as important as top ranking in Google.