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Limerick 2nd highest in country for Facebook profiles

first_imgTwitter Andrew CareySign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up [email protected] of Dublin, limerick has the highest percentage of Facebook users in the country with two out of every four people having an online profileIn a study conducted by eightytwenty, it was revealed that there are some 2.2 million Facebook users in IrelandNationally, 57 per cent of the population over the age of 15 has a Facebook page.However, a break down of that by county, specifically looking at the percentage of the local population who are using the social network the study reveals just how popular Facebook is in the Treaty county.Limerick has the next highest penetration to Dublin with 2 in every 4 people in the county having a profile or 50.05 per cent.Three out of every four Dubs have a Facebook profile as the percentage sits just over 75 per cent liking, sharing and posting on the social media site.Louth and Waterford feature high in the ranking (3rd and 4th) respectively, both counties also ranked high in the study that showed Twitter use by County.Although the second largest county by population, Cork came in 7th placeIn 14 of the 26 counties 1 in 3 people (or less) use Facebook.The market research group say that “For studies like this it is unsurprising to see Dublin rank on top. However what is surprising is the gap between the percentage of users in Dublin and outside of Dublin.“The difference stands at 25% between the capital and second placed Limerick.In a Twitter study Limerick was 21st for the volume of tweets originating from the county, which either indicates there’s a great deal of inactive Twitter users in Limerick or they prefer Facebook to carry out their social networking activities.Louth and Waterford appear near the top of this and the Twitter study. This would suggest the two counties are highly savvy when it comes to social media given that a high percentage of the local population are active on Facebook and send a high volume of tweets in comparison to other counties. Advertisement Watch the streamed gig for Fergal Nash album launch Facebook #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ Email Print Previous articleVigilance urged following spate of burglariesNext articleJustice for murder victims call at Limerick protest Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie WhatsAppcenter_img Linkedin New Music: 40Hurtz Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday TAGSfacebookMusic Limerick LifestyleNewsLimerick 2nd highest in country for Facebook profilesBy Staff Reporter – December 10, 2013 525 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img

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