Turkey: social media usages and conversations among Europe’s highest

by Laurent François

ComScore provides very relevant stats about web usages in Turkey :


Country Total Unique Visitors (000) Average Hours per Visitor Average Pages per Visitor
Germany 40,000 22 2,601
United Kingdom 36,820 29 2,482
France 36,348 28 2,971
Russia 31,303 15 2,228
Italy 21,230 19 1,790
Spain 18,636 25 2,398
Turkey 17,762 32 3,044
Netherlands 12,009 25 2,712
Sweden 5,671 25 2,712
Belgium 5,470 19 2,032
Switzerland 4,439 20 2,011
Austria 4,403 14 1,562
Portugal 3,774 19 1,725
Denmark 3,429 18 1,890
Finland 3,174 26 2,777
Norway 3,007 21 1,921
Ireland 1,749 17 1,

Turkish web users seem to be fond of blogs, social networks, social media etc.

Top 15 Internet Properties in Turkey*
Ranked by Total Unique Visitors (000)
Total Turkey, Age 15+ – Home & Work Locations

April-2009

Source: comScore World Metr

Property Total Unique Visitors (000) % Reach
Total Internet Audience: Turkey 17,762 100%
Google Sites 16,003 90%
Microsoft Sites 15,516 87%
Facebook.com 12,770 72%
DOL 10,055 .
Milliyet.com.tr 8,579
Blogcu.com 8,285 47%
Mynet A.S. 7,852 44%
AOL LLC 7,577 43%
Hurriyet 6,835 38%
Yahoo! Sites 6,549 37%
Wikimedia Foundation Sites 6,516 37%
Izlesene.com 5,431 31%
FRMTR.COM 4,413 25%
Gittigidiyor.com 4,346 24%
RapidShare AG 4,334 24%

But how come we’re surprized when we read these insights?

Because language is a true barrier. To quote Amartya Sen, these feeds can “crosse each other like boats in the night“.

The world’s liquid, not flat

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