More than 150,000 Icelanders are logging in to the popular social networking website Facebook, according to the market research company Buzzpoint.
With exactly 46.89 percent of Icelanders owning a Facebook account, the country now holds claim to a new world record in Facebook activity. Norway ranks not far behind in second place with exactly 40 percent of the population registered on Facebook.
According to similar research, Facebook has over 250 million users worldwide despite being blocked intermittently in several countries including Syria and China. Only three countries in the world have a larger population than the total amount of registered Facebook users: China, India and the USA.
The USA does however claim the highest number of registered Facebook users, with 70 million citizens logging in on a daily basis. However, due to Iceland´s per capita ratio the country still holds the world record.
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>>>>Those stats all concern the blog.is domain, but I assume Icelanders blog via other domains as well, eg I check out http://www.icelandweatherreport.com occasionally.
Correct, the stats I gave just as a sample covers were only for blog.is (which is by far the most popular blogging service of Iceland).
There are of course lot of people blogging on other sites, including visir.is, eyjan.is, pressan.is, own self-hosting servers, and on blog servers in other countries, but those are not nearly as large in numbers as blog.is is for Icelandic bloggers. Thats why I said there were WELL OVER 20K people in Iceland writing blogs, since blog.is alone has over 20K writers.
As far as I know, only statice.is collects and publishes official statistics on general blogging use in Iceland. One of their reports, for example, can be found under ‘Purpose of individuals Internet use 2002-2008’, which says that 15% of Icelandic internet users write blogs, and 66% read blogs in 2008.
Icelandwheatherreport.com, Icenews.is, and other popular Icelandic blogs in English are probably mostly read by foreigners, although few of us Icelanders do try to follow and comment on them also :-).
Bjarni – Those stats all concern the blog.is domain, but I assume Icelanders blog via other domains as well, eg I check out http://www.icelandweatherreport.com occasionally.
>>>>Almost everyone here has access to the net. You sound like if it was very difficult to get on line.
You seem to be misunderstanding my point. There is certainly no difficulty in Iceland to get on the Internet. And, it is already a well known fact that most households in Iceland have Internet access (88% in 2008). See various reports on:
What I was actually saying was that out of population of only 300K people, that it is an amazing fact that there are well over 20K people WRITING their own blogs, and some of the more popular individual blogs have 10’s of thousands of REGULAR readers. See for example this report:
Vikuinnlit = Weekly visits
Vikufletting = Weekly page loads
Gestir/dag = Gests per day
IP-t/dag = IP numbers per day
“The most popular blogs have 10’s of thousands of readers, which is an amazing volume considering there are only 300K people in Iceland.”
Almost everyone here has access to the net. You sound like if it was very difficult to get on line.
It has not been reported much yet in the press, but Facebook and the Icelandic blogs played a major role in the discussion, analysis and debate of the IceSave loan guarantee agreement. This applied a lot of pressure on the MP’s at Althingi, that subsequently passed the guarantee only with strong amendments.
There are now well over 20000 individual blogs in Iceland, with thousands of blog entries and comments written each day. The most popular blogs have 10’s of thousands of readers, which is an amazing volume considering there are only 300K people in Iceland.
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If you’re an Icelander, then half of your relatives are now on Facebook.