Time spent on social networks up 83%

June 9, 2009

Total minutes spent on social networking sites has increased 83% year-over-year in the US, according to new data from Nielsen Online. Between April 2008 and April 2009, total minutes spent on Facebook jumped nearly 700%, while there was a whopping 3712% increase in time spent on Twitter. Although time spent on MySpace dropped 31%, the site is #1 when it comes to streams and total minutes spent viewing video. MySpace visitors spent 384 million minutes watching video on the site in April, while Facebook users spent 113.5 million minutes viewing video. Nielsen Online News Release