Peo­ple spend over 1 hour a day on Line, FB: survey

The China Post - - LOCAL -

Peo­ple in Tai­wan spend more than an hour a day on av­er­age on the in­stant mes­sag­ing ap­pli­ca­tion Line or on the so­cial me­dia site Face­book, ac­cord­ing to a survey re­leased Tues­day.

The poll sug­gested that Tai­wan res­i­dents de­pend heav­ily on mes­sag­ing apps and so­cial me­dia for in­ter­per­sonal com­mu­ni­ca­tion, said Fore­see­ing In­no­va­tive New Digis­er­vices ( FIND) un­der the gov­ern­ment-spon­sored In­sti­tute for In­for­ma­tion In­dus­try.

Line and Face­book have be­come two of the most popular ap­pli­ca­tions among mo­bile de­vice users in Tai­wan, who are av­er­ag­ing about an hour a day on those two apps, said FIND, which con­ducted the survey jointly with Mo­bile First from Oct. 10 to 31 among Tai­wan res­i­dents over the age of 11.

Tai­wanese have also be­come used to play­ing games on their mo­bile de­vices, spend­ing 52.6 min­utes a day do­ing so, FIND said, cit­ing the poll, which found that so­cial me­dia/in­stant mes­sag- ing, en­ter­tain­ment and gaming apps were the most popular in Tai­wan.

This year, Tai­wanese spent an av­er­age 132 min­utes a day on mo­bile de­vice apps, with peo­ple in the 20-34 age group av­er­ag­ing 2.5 hours a day, the survey found.

FIND said that only about 6.2 per­cent of lo­cal users are will­ing to pay for apps, although 74.4 per­cent of Tai­wanese usu­ally down­load them.

The survey showed that the av­er­age num­ber of apps down­loaded in Tai­wan this year fell to 18.7 per per­son from 22.5 last year.

In the over- 11 age group, 14.32 mil­lion peo­ple in Tai­wan owned smart­phones, tablet com­put­ers or both in the sec­ond half of the year, com­pared with 1.01 mil­lion in the first half, ac­cord­ing to FIND.

In the break­down, it was found that 13.55 mil­lion owned smart­phones, which rep­re­sented a pen­e­tra­tion rate of 65.4 per­cent, while 6.04 mil­lion had tablet com­put­ers, in­di­cat­ing a pen­e­tra­tion rate of 29.2 per­cent, FIND said.

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