Social Media Usage

In the highly diverse social media landscape of today, "social media usage" should be understood as an umbrella term for vastly different platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or WeChat. All of these have distinct groups of users and can be used for distinct communication, marketing and ... business purposes. As usage also differs depending on country, age, and gender, social media usage statistics, reports and trend forecasts have to cover a range of topics from country specific statistics, such as the percentage of citizens using a social medium e.g in the US, the UK or China, to broad statistical overviews for e.g. Asia, Latin America or North America. eMarketer's reports, charts, interviews and forecasts provide you with data and insights to answer a variety of questions such as:Show More ▼
  • Is social media use declining?
  • What social media do millennials use?
  • Which social media are used for which business and marketing purposes?
  • How much time do users spend on social media?

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Weibo Now Used by Nearly 25% of Population in China

Nov 08, 2018

Popular social networking app Weibo (Sina Weibo) will continue its double-digit growth this year in China, according to eMarketer’s first forecast on Weibo usage. This year, Weibo usage will grow more than 17% to 340.1 million people in China. By the end of 2018, 24.6% of China’s population will be a Weibo user.

The Social Series: Who's Using Snapchat? | Infographic

Oct 26, 2018

This year, 84.8 million people in the US—or roughly a quarter of the population—will use Snapchat, a 7.1% increase from 2017, according to eMarketer estimates.

The Social Series: Who's Using Pinterest? | Infographic

Oct 25, 2018

This year, 77.4 million people in the US—or nearly a quarter of the population—will use Pinterest, a 7.0% increase from 2017, according to eMarketer estimates.

The Social Series: Who's Using Facebook? | Infographic

Oct 23, 2018

This year, 169.5 million people in the US—or more than half of the population—will use Facebook, a 0.9% increase from 2017, according to eMarketer estimates.

The Social Series: Who's Using Instagram? | Infographic

Oct 22, 2018

This year, 104.7 million people in the US—or 31.8% of the population—will use Instagram, a 13.1% increase from 2017, according to eMarketer estimates.

The Weekly Listen: Facebook's Security Breach, Amazon Increases Minimum Wage, and a Presidential Alert

Oct 07, 2018

Every week on eMarketer’s “Behind the Numbers” podcast, we take a few minutes to discuss some of the most intriguing headlines of the past seven days. This week, some of the topics we’re talking about include a security breach at Facebook that exposed roughly 50 million accounts and how Amazon has increased its minimum wage to $15 an hour.

eMarketer Unveils Pinterest Ad Revenue Forecast

Oct 01, 2018

eMarketer expects the social network to generate more than $500 million in US ad revenues this year, a 43.8% change from last year.

More Millennials, Gen Z Are Using Social Apps

Sep 26, 2018

A May 2018 survey of younger US internet users found that many Gen Zers are using apps like YouTube and Snapchat a lot more than they did a year prior.

When News Meets Social

Sep 25, 2018

In the latest episode of eMarketer's "Behind the Numbers" podcast, we dig into a variety of data about news consumption on social properties. How many people get their news on social? And do they trust it?