With the Federal election announced on Twitter, it seems like a good time to take a look at social media stats across Australia. A recent report from Margin Media shows that Australians are still mad for Facebook, novelty ice-creams and Apple products.
Females are better represented on Facebook than males (53 per cent to 47 per cent), and the most common age segment is 25 – 34.
The three most popular brands on Facebook are: Australia (1,292,026 fans); Bubble O’ Bill Ice Creams (1,053,570 fans); and Skittles (961,877 fans).
Australian Facebook users also like travel and sport. Sydney Airport is the most popular place on Facebook with 665,349 check-ins, followed by the MCG (329,215 check-ins) and Brisbane Airport – Domestic Terminal (321,967 check-ins).
Instagram is now almost 1.5 million users strong, while Pinterest has half a million and Google+ has 100,000 users.
Chrome is the most popular internet browser and is used by over 34 per cent of Australians. Internet Explorer accounts for 26 per cent of market share, followed by Safari (20 per cent) and Firefox (16 per cent). When it comes to search Google resoundingly dominates, processing 92 per cent of all search queries.
On the go
Mobile remains a two horse race. Apple’s iOS is the mobile operating system of choice for 66 per cent of Australians, followed by Android at 30 per cent. Desktop is still top dog though, with 85 per cent of Australians surfing online via desktop compared to 15 per cent on mobile.
To finish this edition of our e-Sight we have rounded up what we think is this month’s best on TV from around the world… just for fun.
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