Sunday, April 20, 2008

Consumption patterns of Video, Blogs and Social Networking by Region


In its first survey, conducted in September 2006, a little over half of respondents said they read blogs. In the latest survey, over 70 percent did.

In the U.S. and Europe, consumers are avid consumers of social content while less likely to create their own compared to other markets.  A little over 60 percent of Internet users in the U.S. said they read blogs, but just 26 percent had created one, compared to over 70 percent of Internet users who blog in South Korea and China. Consumers in Asian countries are also much more likely to read blogs: 92 percent of South Koreans read them. In China, 88 percent read blogs.

While 30 percent said they watched video online in initial survey, over 80 percent said they had this year.

About a quarter of U.S. Internet users have uploaded a video to a site like YouTube. In the Brazil, 68 percent have done so. India, China, Mexico and the Philippines all boast video-sharing participation rates topping 50 percent. The results are similar for photo-sharing, where a little under half of U.S. consumers have uploaded photos, far behind rates in South American and Asian markets.

Social Networking
Less than 30 percent of respondents said they set up a social network profile in 2006; over 60 percent did two years later.

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Mukul Singhal