Thursday, June 16, 2011

One million Salvadorans on Facebook

The website Socialbakers.com tracks Facebook usage across the globe.   Their website now shows that El Salvador has surpassed one million Facebook users.

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That represents a penetration of some 16% of the Salvadoran population, and ranks El Salvador 74 out of 213 countries.  Not surprisingly, 84% of the users are age 34 or under.

Increasingly, Facebook is playing a role in Salvadoran politics and civil society.  The protests against Decree 743 have a FaceBook page titled I Support the 4 Magistrates of the Constitutional Court.  Politicians like President Mauricio Funes and  San Salvador Mayor Norman Quijano have pages, as does the US Embassy.   Inevitably, more and more organizing, debate, and campaigning will happen on Facebook and Twitter as the level of participation in these social media seems to have hit a critical mass.


3 comments:

Don Plummer said...

Three of my Facebook "friends" are Salvadorans; two of them are living in El Salvador.

Griselda said...

didn't I suggest a share Button on your blog Tim?... That's why the reason...

Tim said...

I hope you are clicking the SHARE button ofteen...