Friday 21 April 2017

Dhaka Has Third Most Active Facebook User Base


The third most number of facebook users lives in Dhaka city while the United States is the most active in the country category, having highest number of active Facebook users globally.

Bangkok, the capital city of Thailand, is the base of largest number of facebook users while Mexico is second.

The information has been revealed in a study on the social media conducted by two research institutions -- 'We Are Social’, a London-based organization founded in 2008, and ‘Hootsuite', a Canada-based organization funded in 2008.

They released the report in their site recently.

The two institutions conducted the study under the title ‘Digital in 2017 Global Overview’. The report, however, was prepared based on the number of Facebook users in 2016.


According to the study, Dhaka city is the base of over 16 lakh active Facebook users, which is 0.9 percent of total Facebook users.

The number is about 24 lakh in Bangkok, 1.3 percent of total Facebook users, and the number is 19 lakh in Mexico city, which is 1 percent.

India, in the country category, is the base of second largest active facebook users while Brazil is third.

The report says that the United States have over 21 crore active Facebook users which is 11 percent, while India has over 19 crore users, which accounts over 10 percent, and Brazil has over 12 crore, which is 7 percent of total Facebook users.

The report also shows that more than half of the world’s total population now uses the internet. Almost two-thirds of the people now use mobile phone, while half of the world’s population uses smart phone.

More than half of the world’s web traffic now comes from mobile phones, while about the same number use the internet through broadband line.

Although, more than one and half crore people live in Dhaka, the report considers the city dwellers who live in city corporation and its adjacent areas.

Dhaka is the third most densely populated mega city in the world, with 23,234 people living per square km area.

According to the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) as of February 2017, Bangladesh had 67.24 million internet users, of whom 63.12 million are accessing the web through their mobile phones. There are 129.58 million mobile users in Bangladesh.

The number of social media users rose by 11 million in Bangladesh in past one year, which is the eighth fastest in terms of growth, according to the study report.



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