The Philippines is Still the Social Media Capital of the World

The Philippines is Still the Social Media Capital of the World

In the digital shift, the Philippines has taken the global lead in time spent on social media for the third year in a row.

In a global study called Digital in 2018, Filipinos spent an average of 3 hours and 57 minutes in social media every day in 2017 and the number of internet users in the country has grown by 27% in the past 12 months. The Philippines is followed by Brazil (3 hours and 43 minutes) and Argentina (3 hours and 32 minutes). In addition to extensive use of social media, the report also said that Filipinos spent an average of 9 hours and 29 minutes on the internet every day.


Facebook, which is home to 1.871 billion users worldwide, topped the most visited website in the country, followed by search website Google and video streaming site YouTube based on data from SimilarWeb.

Source: Digital in 2018 Global Overview

This article was written by Heland Ortega, Junior Contributor of YugaTech. He is a graduate of Information Technology and Multimedia Arts at FEU Institute of Technology in where he is also now working as a full-time faculty. You can follow him at @helandortega.

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5 Responses

  1. Josh says:

    Marami kasi tayong mga tambay, mga estudyante na dapat sanang mag aral at mga kawani sa gobyerno na mas marami pang oras na mag social media kaysa mag trabaho lol.

  2. Milhouse says:

    Filipinos spend the most time on social media because of the snail-paced internet.

  3. bern says:

    Social media is time waster, it is tantamount of saying that filipinos have been goofing off than doing habits that improves lives.

  4. Juan says:

    U nailed it down!

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