Social networking surpasses e-mail in popular online activities

March 10, 2009

According to a new report by Nielsen Online, blogging and social networking are the fourth-most popular online activities, one spot ahead of personal e-mail. Time spent on these sites is growing twice as fast as any other category in the top 3 -- search, portals, and PC software. The report found that 67% of Internet users visit social networks and blogs, accounting for 10% of all time spent online. In 2008, the number of visitors to "member community" websites worldwide between the ages of 35 to 49 grew by over 11 million, the highest increase in any age group. Nielsen Online News Release | Globe and Mail | CTV | Read the full report