Ten million Dutch active on social media

14th September 2011, Comments 0 comments

Ten million people in the Netherlands– 68 percent of all Dutch people who use the internet – are active on social media.

These data are contained in a report published by research bureau InSites Consulting. Half of the ten million users are active on Hyves, 44 percent prefer Facebook. One in five Facebook users is over 55. The Twitter messaging service is used by just 17 percent.

The Netherlands is slightly lagging behind the rest of Europe, where 73 percent of internet users are active on social media. However, the professional networking site LinkedIn is used by 20 percent of Dutch citizens surfing the World Wide Web, twice the European average.

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