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Friday, 6 December 2013

Facebook 'three times more popular than Twitter' on mobile

Facebook is more than three times as popular as Twitter on mobile and a host of other apps, according to a survey.
Of smartphone buyers asked to name the three most frequently used apps on their mobile phones, 45 per cent said Facebook, while 13 per cent said Twitter and 11 per cent said Candy Crush Saga, the popular mobile game.
The survey of 500 phones buyers in the US between June and September of this year shows that Facebook is unchallenged as the leading app on smartphones, according to the company which conducted the research.
Mike Levin, co-founder of Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP), said: “Facebook just dominates mobile phones, in terms of most frequent use, not just downloads.
“For most other apps, including some well-known ones like YouTube and Pandora, fewer than 10 per cent of phone buyers included them among the most frequently used”.
Twitter has 15 million active users in the UK, the company revealed in September, representing about a quarter of the country's populatoin.
Source: Telegraph


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