Social Media Usage

In the highly diverse social media landscape of today, "social media usage" should be understood as an umbrella term for vastly different platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or WeChat. All of these have distinct groups of users and can be used for distinct communication, marketing and ... business purposes. As usage also differs depending on country, age, and gender, social media usage statistics, reports and trend forecasts have to cover a range of topics from country specific statistics, such as the percentage of citizens using a social medium e.g in the US, the UK or China, to broad statistical overviews for e.g. Asia, Latin America or North America. eMarketer's reports, charts, interviews and forecasts provide you with data and insights to answer a variety of questions such as:Show More ▼
  • Is social media use declining?
  • What social media do millennials use?
  • Which social media are used for which business and marketing purposes?
  • How much time do users spend on social media?

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eMarketer Analyst Insight: Facebook's share of digital ad revenues far exceeds its share of digital media time. With average ad revenues per user growing as absolute time spent with Facebook in the US stagnates, the gap is expanding, leading to higher costs to grab the average user's attention.

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Twitter reported its Q4 2018 earnings Thursday, and although it beat revenue expectations, monthly usage fell for the third straight quarter to 321 million. In this eMarketer Analyst Insight, principal analyst Debra Aho Williamson and senior analyst Jasmine Enberg explain four key takeaways for advertisers.

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Facebook reported its Q4 2018 earnings on Wednesday, beating expectations for ad revenue and user growth. In this eMarketer Analyst Insight, Senior Analyst Jasmine Enberg and Principal Analyst Debra Aho Williamson explain four key takeaways for advertisers.

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