29% use Twitter in Ireland (Facebook: 61%, Snapchat: 22%, Instagram: 18%, Tinder: 6%, Vine: 4%)

By Shea Bennett Comment

29% use Twitter in Ireland (Facebook: 61%, Instagram: 18%, Snapchat: 22%, Tinder: 6%, Vine: 4%)

Almost one in three internet users in Ireland have an account on Twitter, which ranks as the number two social network in the country, reveals a new study.

In their Social Networking Quarterly report for Q3 2014 (August), Ipsos MRBI found that 29 percent of respondents had a profile on Twitter, compared to 61 percent who used Facebook.

LinkedIn, with a 24 percent usage share, finished tied third in the poll with Google+. Instagram (18 percent), Pinterest (11 percent) and Tinder (6 percent) were also in use.

Twitter has seen the biggest overall growth of any platform in Ireland over the past two years, gaining 7 full percentage points.

29% use Twitter in Ireland (Facebook: 61%, Instagram: 18%, Snapchat: 22%, Tinder: 6%, Vine: 4%)

The survey also found that Skype is the number one social messaging platform in Ireland, ahead of Viber, Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp and Snapchat.

29% use Twitter in Ireland (Facebook: 61%, Instagram: 18%, Snapchat: 22%, Tinder: 6%, Vine: 4%)

(Not really sure why Vine is included as a social messaging app.)

(Source: Ipsos MRBI.)

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