According to a recent report from Nielsen Ratings on social networks, the total amount of time people spent on social networks worldwide grew 100% in the last year.
Facebook and Twitter both saw large increases in new users.
Facebook traffic was up 69% in March as compared to last year. Twitter had a 45% increase in traffic during the same period.
Social networks that declined in traffic were Classmates Online, LinkedIn and MySpace – which dropped almost 25% in unique users during the last year.
The average social network user now spends over six hours per month on these sites.