The State of Social Media
Region Accounts for One-Third of World’s Online Population with Country Internet Penetration Rates Ranging from 3 percent to 65 percent
Yahoo! Sites Are the Most Popular in the Region
Panel-Based Measurement Facilitates Comparisons Across Countries
Tokyo, Japan, July 9, 2007 – Comscore (NASDAQ: SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world, today released the first comprehensive review of Internet behavior covering 10 countries in the Asia-Pacific region. The Comscore World Metrix study reveals that in May there were nearly 284 million people age 15 or older who accessed the Internet from either a home or work computer in the region. This represents 10 percent of the Asian-Pacific population 15 years of age and older. The average person in the Asia-Pacific region visited the Internet on 13.8 days in the month and spent 20.2 hours viewing 2,171 pages. This compares to the global averages of 17.1 usage days per month, 25.2 hours per month, and 2,519 pages per month, indicating that the Asia-Pacific region’s PC-based Internet usage is somewhat lower than the rest of the world.
The Comscore study compares activity across the 10 countries where Comscore reports on Internet usage with a consistent panel-based measurement ensuring harmonized cross country comparisons. Significant findings from the study include:
*Excludes traffic from public computers such as Internet cafes or access from mobile phones or PDAs.**Estimated Users age 15+ active within 30 days from Home or Work computer as a percentage of total country population age 15+.*** Total Asia-Pacific, including countries other than the 10 countries that Comscore provides individual country-level reporting.
Yahoo! Sites are the most popular in the region, ranking in the top three positions in seven of the ten countries studied.
*Excludes traffic from public computers such as Internet cafes or access from mobile phones or PDAs.** Total Asia-Pacific, including countries other than the 10 countries that Comscore provides individual country-level reporting.
“We all know that the Asia-Pacific region is large and that Internet usage is growing rapidly. What is fascinating about this study is that it allows us to compare Internet usage across countries using a consistent measurement methodology and to then determine where PC-based Internet engagement is most developed. We are looking forward to providing additional insight into the online dynamics of this important region in the future,” commented Bob Ivins, executive vice president of Comscore.
Comscore, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOR) is a global leader in measuring the digital world. This capability is based on a massive, global cross-section of more than 2 million consumers who have given Comscore permission to confidentially capture their browsing and transaction behavior, including online and offline purchasing. Comscore panelists also participate in survey research that captures and integrates their attitudes and intentions. Through its proprietary technology, Comscore measures what matters across a broad spectrum of behavior and attitudes. Comscore analysts apply this deep knowledge of customers and competitors to help clients design powerful marketing strategies and tactics that deliver superior ROI. Comscore services are used by more than 700 clients, including global leaders such as AOL, Microsoft, Yahoo!, BBC, Carat, Deutsche Bank, France Telecom, Best Buy, The Newspaper Association of America, Financial Times, ESPN, Fox Sports, Nestlé, Starcom, Universal McCann, the United States Postal Service, Verizon, ViaMichelin, Merck and Expedia. For more information, please visit www.comscore.com.
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