It would appear that the popularity of Facebook in Ireland has suffered a decline. According to The Ipsos MRBI’s Social Networking Quarterly survey for August the number of daily Facebook users in Ireland has dropped by 5% in the last three months. At present 67% of people use their Facebook account on a daily basis, in comparison to 72% in May.
However, survey also noted that 59% of us Irish have a Facebook account with the social network still sitting on its throne as the most popular. Twitter comes second with 28% of people holding an account, and 39% of those using the site daily.
Other popular social networks have a surprisingly low usage in Ireland. 23% of people here have a LinkedIn account, 21% have a Google+ account (down 3% since August 2014), while a mere 19% of Irish people have signed up to Instagram, a photo sharing site popular with young adults. Pinterest saw a growth here in Ireland with 14% of people now using the site, compared with 11% this time last year.