Dhaka 2nd among top Facebook using cities

Dhakatimes Desk
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Bangladesh capital of Dhaka has been ranked Second among the top cities of the world with 1.6 crore active Facebook users which covers 0.9 percent of total users.

Thai capital of Bangkok bagged the top position having 2.4 crore active Facebook users with 1.3 percent of total in the category of city while Mexican capital of Mexico City secured the second place having 1.9 crore users, according to a global report titled "Digital in 2017 Global Overview" conducted by social media research organisations 'We Are Social' and 'Hootsuite'.

The two organizations have teamed up to bring a suite of reports detailing digital statistics and trend for 239 countries around the world. Indonesian capital of Jakarta secured the 4th position while Turk city of Istanbul 5th, Egyptian capital of Cairo 6th, Brazilian city of Sao Paulo 7th, Indian capital of New Delhi 8th, Peruvian capital of Lima 9th and Vietnamese Ho Chi Minh City attained the 10th position.

In country category, United States topped the list having over 21.4 crore active Facebook users while India secured the second position ahead of Brazil securing 3rd, Indonesia 4th, Mexico 5th, Philippines 6th, Turkey 7th, Thailand 8th, Vietnam 9th and United Kingdom 10th position. The report said the number of social media users across the globe grew by 20 percent over the past 12 months with well over one third of total population now using social media every month.

"Mobile social media use is growing even faster with global monthly active user numbers up 30 percent year-on-year to reach more than 2.5 billion," it said.

It also said more than half of the world's population now uses the internet with more than 3.75 billion people online today.

"Internet use continues to grow all over the world with global users up 8 percent year-on-year. An increasing share of online activity takes place on mobile with more than half of all web traffic now going to mobile phones," it said.

It said nearly two-thirds of the world population now uses a mobile phone, and with 55 percent of all active connections are coming from smartphones, it is likely that more than half of the world population now uses s smartphone. –BSS


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