Report Reveals Interesting Findings on Web Apps

Noteworthy Data on Social Networks and Web Browsers

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Wakoopa has been collecting information related to social networks and applications on the web, and they have a new report that reveals some interesting findings.

For one, Twitter continues to grow rapidly. This isn’t news to anyone, but as its growth continued through the entire first quarter, it saw a particularly big jump in March. As far as apps, Tweetdeck ranked first among users who posted updates to Twitter via desktop with Twhirl a close second.

Twitter on Wakoopa

Another interesting social network finding was that Facebook usage is consistent throughout working and non-working hours. According to Wakoopa, daily activity on social networks across all regions peaked on average between 9 and 10 PM, while  daily activity across all web applications was highest between 4 and 5 PM.

Windows Live Hotmail and Symbaloo had the biggest gains among web apps while Google Friend Connect and Veoh had the biggest declines.

The top ten web apps based on Wakoopa’s data for overall usage on the web were:

1. Facebook
2. Gmail
3. YouTube
4. Google Search
5. Google Reader
6. Twitter
7. Wikipedia
8. Friendfeed
9. MySpace
10. LiveJournal

The top ten apps for overall usage on Windows were:

1. Firefox
2. Google Chrome
3. Internet Explorer
4. Windows Explorer
5. Windows Live Messenger
6. Opera
7. Microsoft Word
8. Microsoft Outlook
9. World of Warcraft
10. Microsoft Excel

The top ten apps for overall usage on Mac were:

1. Firefox
2. Safari
3. Finder
4. Adlum
5. iTunes
6. Mail
7. VLC Media Player
8. QuickTime Player
9. Adobe Photoshop
10. TextMate

Wakoopa says Google Chrome is making a significant impact on the browser market with 15% usage across all countries and age groups, while the Opera browser market has its highest adoption levels in Europe. Firefox is the dominant browser of choice worldwide for Wakoopa users.

"When I was looking through the report shared with us, one thing that struck me was how people below 30 are completely ambivalent towards Microsoft’s Internet Explorer and prefer using alternative browsers," says Om Malik at GigaOm. "If this trend continues, Microsoft might have big browser issues on its hands."

While all of the information presented by Wakoopa is interesting to consider, it should be noted that it is based on people using Wakoopa, and can hardly be an indication of the web as a whole.

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