Jun 15th 2010
From The Economist online
THE world's internet users spent 110 billion minutes on social-networking sites in April, double the amount of time compared with a year earlier, according to the most recent monthly data from Nielsen. Nearly a quarter of all time online is now used to keep up with friends (and sometimes strangers). In Brazil, 86% of all internet users logged on to a social-networking site in April, the highest proportion of the ten countries surveyed. The Italians and Spanish also like to keep in touch. An average internet user in Australia spends the most time (7.3 hours) on social-networking sites each month, perhaps keeping in touch with friends abroad.