Internet users spend 2.4 hrs a day on ‘net

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A person using Facebook with a phone.

Myanmar people are spending an average of 2.4 hours per day on the internet. Among them, people use Facebook the most, according to a survey.
Sixty per cent of the people surveyed said social media was the main reason they accessed the internet, followed by 45 per cent of people who use message and internet phone services whereas 40 per cent of the people watch online videos.
About 59 per cent of the people use social media networks, 36 per cent use Facebook messenger, 36 per cent use Viber, 7 per cent BeeTalk and 6 per cent YouTube.
Moreover, 51 per cent of the people use the internet for entertainment, 31 per cent for information about products and services, 20 per cent for surfing information and 24 per cent for sharing their opinion.
Digital media has penetrated Myanmar rapidly in a short amount of time, making traditional print and electronic media less popular. Myanmar has increased the number of digital media users by 52 per cent, according to Kantar TNS research. About 93 per cent of people aged between 15 and 24 have smartphones, followed by those between 25 and 34, according to the survey conducted by LIRNEasia and MIDO.



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