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Social Networking Site Use Up 82% in December 2009

According to statistics just released by Nielsen, we are spending more time than ever on social media sites.

The average social-networking user increased their time on sites like Twitter and Facebook to five and half hours per month this past December. One year ago, the average time spent on social media sites was around three hours per month.

To no one’s surprise, Facebook was the top social networking site with 67% of the social networking users throughout the world. Time spent on Facebook in the US increased by 200% over the same month in 2008 while Twitter posted a 368% increase for the same time period. But we weren’t the only ones spending lots of time on social-networking sites – the Australians spent nearly seven hours per month on Twitter and Facebook during the same time period.

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