Use  and  behavioral  habits of  Brazilian  internet users in social media October 2009
The research  Use and behavior habits of Brazilian internet users in social media  has managed to discover first hand who ...
Use and behavior habits of Brazilian internet users in social media Who we interviewed?
Who we interviewed? METHODOLOGY E.Life has developed, in association with InPress Porter Novelli, a questionnaire related ...
Who we interviewed? Gender: Age * TIC household classification. Basis: 1,277 sample base Family income*: Average: 28 years...
Who we interviewed? 30.9%  of the interviewed are from the city of Sao Paulo 9.6%  are from the city of Rio de Janeiro 4.9...
Who we interviewed? Of those who work: 16.9%  work in Marketing/Communication Agencies 7.3%  work with Internet Services/ ...
Who we interviewed? Performance in social media: Basis: 1,277 sample base Among the social services that you use, which on...
Who we interviewed? Mass media used at least once a week? Basis: 1,277 sample base 74.2%  read  newspapers  at least once ...
Our respondents are  young people with high incomes  who live in the  main urban capitals .
Use and behavior habits of Brazilian internet users in social media habits Internet use
Internet use habits The respondents are internet heavy users. People who use services like blog hosting or microblogs spen...
Internet use habits From which device do you access the internet? * (RM) *Three most used devices. **Answerers whose main ...
A large proportion of users spend over  40 hours a week  on the internet.  A ccess to the internet through mobile phones  ...
Use and behavior habits of Brazilian internet users in social media habits Social media use
Social media use habits In which online services/social media do you have an account/login? (TOP 15 - RM) *As it was the f...
Social media use habits Among the services in which you have an account, which do you use the most? * *Three most used ser...
Social media use habits Among the services selected as the most used, how frequently do you use them? Twitter basis: 868 s...
Social media use habits Among the reasons below, which one(s) made you use this service? (RM) Twitter basis: 868 sample ba...
Social media use habits Among the reasons below, which one(s) made you use this service? (RM) Twitter basis: 868 sample ba...
Social media use habits Among the reasons below, which one(s) made you use this service? (RM) Twitter basis: 868 sample ba...
Social media use habits Among the reasons below, which one(s) made you use this service? (RM) Twitter basis: 868 sample ba...
Social media use habits In the last three months, did you create an account in a new online/social media service? Which on...
Today,  Orkut  and  Twitter  are the  most adopted and recognised  services by the internet users interviewed.  Although, ...
The most used services are influential in  forming an opinion on products and services .
Social media use habits Which activities have you done on the internet? (RM) Basis: 1,277 sample base
Social media use habits Basis: 1,277 sample base *Basis of those who own blogs: 836 sample base 65.5%  of the people inter...
The percentage of  buzz generators  is high on the internet. Almost 90% make comments and 73% have already written their o...
Social media use habits When you are shopping, you use the internet to: Basis: 1,277 sample base 90.1%  research the produ...
Use and behavior habits of Brazilian internet users in social media Credibility and media
Credibility With a grade from 1 to 5, 1 being “little trustworthy” and 5 being “very trustworthy”, evaluate the following ...
Media *Basis of those who own blogs: 836 sample base Basis of those who were asked: 219 sample base Basis of those who wer...
Despite relatively strong credibility scores for social media, there is still  room for improvement.
Use and behavior habits of Brazilian internet users in social media Conclusions  of the study
Conclusions of the study <ul><li>Consistent with the overall profile of Brazilian internet users, our respondent was  youn...
Conclusions of the study <ul><li>Orkut ,  Twitter ,  YouTube  and  Blogspot  are the most popular social media services am...
Conclusions od the study <ul><li>The percentage of  respondents  who  own a blog  is high. 65.5% of them own a blog. </li>...
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The survey Brazilian internet users behaviour patterns in social media aimed to find out for the first time who are the most active Brazilians in social media, which services they use the most, their motivation and what is the services’ relevance as an information source.

Brazilian internet users behaviour patterns in social media

  1. 1. Use and behavioral habits of Brazilian internet users in social media October 2009
  2. 2. The research Use and behavior habits of Brazilian internet users in social media has managed to discover first hand who are the active Brazilians in social media. We also discovered which tools they use the most, the specific role of each and their relative influence as an information source.
  3. 3. Use and behavior habits of Brazilian internet users in social media Who we interviewed?
  4. 4. Who we interviewed? METHODOLOGY E.Life has developed, in association with InPress Porter Novelli, a questionnaire related to the user’s use and behavior in social media . The questionnaire was sent to profiles monitored by E.Life in the second semester of 2008 and first semester of 2009 and these users were encouraged to send the research to their friends. The research was held during the months of August and September of 2009 and a total of 1,277 sample base were applied.
  5. 5. Who we interviewed? Gender: Age * TIC household classification. Basis: 1,277 sample base Family income*: Average: 28 years old
  6. 6. Who we interviewed? 30.9% of the interviewed are from the city of Sao Paulo 9.6% are from the city of Rio de Janeiro 4.9% are from Belo Horizonte Geographic distribution of respondent Base: 1,277 sample base
  7. 7. Who we interviewed? Of those who work: 16.9% work in Marketing/Communication Agencies 7.3% work with Internet Services/ Software Development Education: Work and study: Basis: 1,277 sample base
  8. 8. Who we interviewed? Performance in social media: Basis: 1,277 sample base Among the social services that you use, which one do you consider being the primary service? As we observed in other E.Life projects, the social media service used by internet users reflects distinct behavioral patterns. e.g. those who use Orkut search and behave in a different way from Twitter users. Twitter 38.5% Orkut 26.9% Blogs 14.2% E-mail groups 3.6% Facebook 3.1% YouTube 2.7% Windows LiveSpaces 2.7% LinkedIn 2.1% Flickr/ Fotolog 1.6% Forums 0.9% Others 3.6%
  9. 9. Who we interviewed? Mass media used at least once a week? Basis: 1,277 sample base 74.2% read newspapers at least once a week 72.2% listen to the radio at least once a week 85.6% watch TV at least once a week 70.2% watch cable TV at least once a week 77.3% read magazines at least once a week
  10. 10. Our respondents are young people with high incomes who live in the main urban capitals .
  11. 11. Use and behavior habits of Brazilian internet users in social media habits Internet use
  12. 12. Internet use habits The respondents are internet heavy users. People who use services like blog hosting or microblogs spend more time online. 63.2% of Twitter users **and 44.7% of bloggers ** are online more than 41 hours per week. 28.8% of Orkut users **are online less than 16 hours per week. How many hours do you spend on the internet per week? Basis: 1,277 sample base **Answerers whose main social media service is Twitter, Blog and Orkut, respectively.
  13. 13. Internet use habits From which device do you access the internet? * (RM) *Three most used devices. **Answerers whose main social media service is Twitter. Basis: 1,277 sample base Appart from home and at work access, the percentage of access through 3G, WAP or Wi-Fi by mobile phones was significant. Mobile phones (which includes smartphones and iPhones) are used to access the internet by 42.6% of the respondents. Netbooks are also used by 6.3% of the participants. 51.0% Of Twitter users** access the internet through their mobile phones.
  14. 14. A large proportion of users spend over 40 hours a week on the internet. A ccess to the internet through mobile phones was significant.
  15. 15. Use and behavior habits of Brazilian internet users in social media habits Social media use
  16. 16. Social media use habits In which online services/social media do you have an account/login? (TOP 15 - RM) *As it was the first attempt in a self-filling questionnaire, the percentage may be inflated **Service pointed spontaneously by 1.2% of the respondents Basis: 1,277 sample base Orkut is the service which has the higher number of accounts among the respondents. Twitter ranks second, with 80.1% of participants among the respondents. Facebook has the fifth highest number of accounts.
  17. 17. Social media use habits Among the services in which you have an account, which do you use the most? * *Three most used services. Basis: 1,277 sample base When asked which was the most used service, Twitter ranked first. Facebook is the fifth most used service among the respondents.
  18. 18. Social media use habits Among the services selected as the most used, how frequently do you use them? Twitter basis: 868 sample base. Orkut basis: 806 sample base. YouTube basis: 367 sample base. Blogspot basis: 331 sample base.
  19. 19. Social media use habits Among the reasons below, which one(s) made you use this service? (RM) Twitter basis: 868 sample base. Orkut basis: 806 sample base. YouTube basis: 367 sample base. Blogspot basis: 331 sample base. Information is the main attraction in Twitter. Besides twitting, respondents use it specially to read news and search for information of their interest . 27.8% state that they use it to complain about products.
  20. 20. Social media use habits Among the reasons below, which one(s) made you use this service? (RM) Twitter basis: 868 sample base. Orkut basis: 806 sample base. YouTube basis: 367 sample base. Blogspot basis: 331 sample base. Maintaining contact with friends is the main attraction on Orkut, followed by meeting new people. 20.0% research on products and services in Orkut.
  21. 21. Social media use habits Among the reasons below, which one(s) made you use this service? (RM) Twitter basis: 868 sample base. Orkut basis: 806 sample base. YouTube basis: 367 sample base. Blogspot basis: 331 sample base. YouTube attract those who look to have fun and want information on leisure and entertainment . 26.2% publish their own content.
  22. 22. Social media use habits Among the reasons below, which one(s) made you use this service? (RM) Twitter basis: 868 sample base. Orkut basis: 806 sample base. YouTube basis: 367 sample base. Blogspot basis: 331 sample base. Besides being a way to publish your own content , blogspot is a source of information and news for the respondents. 20.5% of the respondents research on products and services on blogs.
  23. 23. Social media use habits In the last three months, did you create an account in a new online/social media service? Which one? (TOP 12 - RM) Basis: 1,277 sample base In the last three months, Twitter was the service with the highest number of new accounts among the respondents. 43.6% claim to have created an account in this period. Facebook and LinkedIn were other recently adopted services.
  24. 24. Today, Orkut and Twitter are the most adopted and recognised services by the internet users interviewed. Although, the motivations for use are different: Twitter keeps the internet user informed, Orkut keeps the user connected to their social network.
  25. 25. The most used services are influential in forming an opinion on products and services .
  26. 26. Social media use habits Which activities have you done on the internet? (RM) Basis: 1,277 sample base
  27. 27. Social media use habits Basis: 1,277 sample base *Basis of those who own blogs: 836 sample base 65.5% of the people interviewed own a blog currently 34.1% own more than one blog (9.3% own 3 blogs)* 2 years is the average existence of a main blog* b b b Out of the bloggers*: 30.3% have up to 100 daily visitors. 20.7% have from 100 to 1,000 daily visitors. 6.8% have over 1,000 daily visitors. 66.1% Of bloggers have some king of ad in their blog (banner, Google AdSense, etc).
  28. 28. The percentage of buzz generators is high on the internet. Almost 90% make comments and 73% have already written their own blog. They can be purchase influentials .
  29. 29. Social media use habits When you are shopping, you use the internet to: Basis: 1,277 sample base 90.1% research the product/services options available for purchase before buying/hiring 79.3% buy products/services online 42.9% recommend to other internet users the product/service acquired
  30. 30. Use and behavior habits of Brazilian internet users in social media Credibility and media
  31. 31. Credibility With a grade from 1 to 5, 1 being “little trustworthy” and 5 being “very trustworthy”, evaluate the following services on credibility of content available: Basis: 1,277 sample base Despite the high performance of social media, traditional media still has more credibility . However, grades are still relatively low. There is no big difference in the credibility index between those who use and those who do not use traditional media. News coverage in magazines and newspapers 3,7 News coverage on TV 3,5 News coverage in portals 3,4 Results in search websites 3,4 Articles in free encyclopedias 3,4 Corporate website of a company 3,3 News coverage in blogs 3,0 Posts in corporate blogs 3,0 Paid posts in personal blogs 2,5 Content in social networks 2,4
  32. 32. Media *Basis of those who own blogs: 836 sample base Basis of those who were asked: 219 sample base Basis of those who were never asked: 617 sample base 17.1% were already asked by a company or agency to publish paid content on products, services or campaigns. Out of those who were asked, 68.0% accepted to publish media (banners, marketing pieces or paid posts) in their blogs. Out of those who own blogs:*: Out of those who were never asked, 80.9% would accept publishing media (banners, marketing pieces or paid posts) in their blogs.
  33. 33. Despite relatively strong credibility scores for social media, there is still room for improvement.
  34. 34. Use and behavior habits of Brazilian internet users in social media Conclusions of the study
  35. 35. Conclusions of the study <ul><li>Consistent with the overall profile of Brazilian internet users, our respondent was young people with high income who live in the major urban capitals . </li></ul><ul><li>A large proportion are internet heavy user and spends over 40 hours online per week. The high number of internet use through mobile phones is significant. </li></ul>
  36. 36. Conclusions of the study <ul><li>Orkut , Twitter , YouTube and Blogspot are the most popular social media services among the respondents and are used almost everyday. </li></ul><ul><li>Reasons to use each services are different. </li></ul><ul><li>While most people use Twitter searching for information and news, Orkut is mostly used to keep in touch with friends, relatives and colleagues. YouTube and Blogspot are used as a source of fun and as a way of publishing their personal content, respectively. </li></ul><ul><li>The respondents are actively using the services to research and complain about products and services. </li></ul>
  37. 37. Conclusions od the study <ul><li>The percentage of respondents who own a blog is high. 65.5% of them own a blog. </li></ul><ul><li>The number of respondents who make suggestions to other internet users is considerable (34,0%) and those who recommend products and services that they have acquired (42.9%). </li></ul><ul><li>Despite the large performance of social media, there is still a question of credibility to be worked on in social media. Paid posts are seen with more insecurity. </li></ul>
  38. 38. Monitoring and Analysis of Word of Mouth Communication Paulista Avenue 2300, Pilotis floor Sao Paulo – SP – BRAZIL – 01310-300 Phone/Fax: (+55) 11 2847 4938 http://www.elife.com.br

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