YouTube and Face­book are fa­vorite sites

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YouTube and Face­bookare the most pop­u­lar web­sites among Greek In­ter­net users, ac­cord­ing to a sur­vey com­piled by the Elec­tronic Trade Lab­o­ra­tory of the Athens Univer­sity of Eco­nom­ics and Busi­ness (ELTRUN).

The most pop­u­lar so­cial net­work­ing site is YouTube, with a use rate of 93 per­cent in Greece, while Face­book comes a close sec­ond, grab­bing the in­ter­est of 82 per­cent of users, and LinkedIn is third with 61 per­cent. Re­view pages have 58 per­cent, blogs take up 49 per­cent and Twit­ter ac­counts for 46 per­cent in Greece.

The re­searchers who com­piled the 2013-14 ELTRUN re­port found there is a grow­ing trend in fa­vor of all so­cial net­work­ing sites, while less well-known sites such as In­sta­gram, Foursquare, Flickr and Google+ are also gain­ing ground. The re­search used the re­sponses of 1,250 users of so­cial net­works in the pe­riod Novem­ber-De­cem­ber 2013.

YouTube users choose it in or­der to lis­ten to mu­sic (77 per­cent) and to seek out things that in­ter­est them (68 per­cent), while 30 per­cent use it to gain in­for­ma­tion. Face­book is ac­cessed by 61 per­cent of its users in an ac­tive way – i.e. to pro­mote their views and for com­mu­ni­ca­tion – while 31 per­cent use it in a pas­sive man­ner, fol­low­ing de­vel­op­ments and their friends.

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