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Tuesday, 11th February 2014
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Japanese reveal social networking preferences

Despite the fact that Japan was fairly slow to board the social networking train, the results of a new survey released yesterday (February 10th ) have demonstrated an uptick in attachment to sites such as Facebook and Twitter.

The study, conducted by Fast-Ask, asked its sample group about the two web giants, as well as a third service called Line, which has fast been gaining popularity, thanks to its ability to send free and unlimited text messages.

Facebook proved to be the least-used social networking site, with just 23.5 per cent reporting they log in daily. Line was at the other end of the spectrum with 40.4 per cent, followed by Twitter at 36.6 per cent.

True to form, the instant messaging service took gold when participants were asked which service they would be unable to do without, with 49 per cent of the vote against Twitter's 18.7 per cent and Facebook's 17.8 per cent.

Written by Mark Smith