Central American Internet Users Engage with Many Social Networks, with 97 Percent Using Facebook


comScore Releases 2015 Study of Internet Behavior in Central America

MEXICO CITY, Sept. 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — comScore, Inc. (NASDAQ:SCOR), a leader in digital media analytics, announced the release of the Study Central America 2015 highlighting the current state of digital trends, including social media and mobile usage. The report shows a detailed analysis of the overall media consumption and behavior of internet users, where we can find that more than half of the online audience in Central America spends an average of two daily hours of internet usage across devices.


Social networking was the most commonly visited online content category among Central Americans, with Facebook ranking as the leader (97 percent reach), followed by Twitter (54 percent). Instagram, Pinterest and Tumblr all saw significant gains in popularity in the last two years.

comScore Study Central America 2015 % of respondents who
                                    visited any social
                                    media sites in the
                                    last 30 days
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Social Media                                             2013           2015

                                            (n=1,070)         (n=1,028)
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Facebook                                                  95%           97%
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Twitter                                                   60%           54%
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Instagram                                                 19%           38%
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LinkedIn                                                  29%           32%
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Online Blog or message board                              18%           18%
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Pinterest                                                  7%           19%
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MySpace                                                   19%           12%
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Sonico                                                    20%            9%
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Tumblr                                                     3%            7%
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FourSquare                                                 4%            3%
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None of the above                                          2%            1%
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   Q10. In the past 30 days,
 have you visited any of the
      following social media

  Social media sites include
 social network sites (e.g.,
       Facebook or MySpace),
       online blogs, forums,
   message boards, and other
           sharing websites.

          Base: Total sample

To learn more about the study, visit comScore’s recent blog post summarizing the findings.

For further information on comScore Custom Studies or to learn more about the Central America report, please contact us at [email protected].

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