Japanese have fewest digital friends, Malaysians the most

Malaysians have the most friends on their social networks, while Japanese users have the fewest.This is one of the findings of a large-scale research project, looking at online behaviour around the globe.It also found that digital sources are overtaking TV, radio and newspapers as the media channel of choice for 61% of the online population around the world.The study, conducted by research firm TNS, interviewed 50,000 consumers in 46 countries for the study.In Malaysia the average number of friends is 233, closely followed by 231 in Brazil and 217 in Norway.This contrasts to an average of just 29 friends in Japan, and 68 in China.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-11501625Also see:73% of Toddlers Have Digital Footprint
Nearly three quarters (73 percent) of children under age 2 have some kind of digital footprint, such as online albums or e-mail addresses, says AVG.Research by the security firm revealed that 37 percent of newborns have an online life from the day they are born. Furthermore, nearly a quarter (23 percent) of children have their pre-birth scans uploaded to the net by their parents.
http://www.pcworld.com/article/207361/.htmlRest of world leaving U.S. in social networking dust; China, Brazil among those blogging their way to digital dominance
Think you and your friends are well connected digitally?If you’re in the United States, you just might want to think again.About 88% of online users in China and 51% in Brazil have written their own blog or forum posting, according to the Digital Life report released today by TNS, a London-based market research firm.”The Internet is a huge part of life in the 21st century but how it affects our lives varies depending upon where in the world you live,” wrote Matthew Froggatt, chief development officer at TNS, in the report. “In rapid growth markets that have seen recent, sustained investment in infrastructure, users are embracing these new channels in much more active ways. The digital world is transforming how they live, develop and interact, and online consumers in these markets are leaving those in the developed world behind in terms of being active online and engaging in new forms of communications.”

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