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Filipinos spend the longest time on social media

Philippines has been ranked first three years in a row for the most time spent on social media

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Nearly a quarter of a billion new users came online for the first time in 2017

We read through the new 2018 Global Digital suite of reports from We Are Social and Hootsuite to find these figures.

For three years in a row, Filipinos have ranked first in their time spent on social media, at almost four hours daily. UAE also comes in the top ten for the most time spent on social media. 


RankCountryHours.Minutes
1Philippines3.57
2Brazil3.39
3Indonesia3.23
4Thailand3.10
5Argentina3.09
6Egypt3.09
7Mexico3.07
8Nigeria3.02
9Malaysia3.00
10United Arab Emirates2.56

Saudi Arabia and India have the highest growth in social media users at 32 per cent and 31 per cent respectively.


UAE ranks high on internet penetration

Internet penetration refers to the number of people in a region using the internet. These are some of the countries with the highest percentages

CountryPercentage
United Arab Emirates99 per cent
Kuwait98 per cent
Bermuda98 per cent
Bahrain98 per cent
Iceland98 per cent

Lowest internet penetrations

CountryPercentage
North Korea0.06 per cent
Eritrea1 per cent
Niger4 per cent
Western Sahara5 per cent
Chad5 per cent

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