This was demonstrated in the latest survey by Red 506, made by the Unimer Company, for the newspaper El Financiero, which was recently released.
127,000 Costa Rican’s have joined Facebook in the last year and use it as their main website, followed by Twitter with 104,000 people.
Mauricio Fallas, Unimer´s creative director and expert in the social networks, assured that the social network that has increased the most is Google+ with 12.5% growth over the same period, however, Twitter has fallen off by 14.5%.
The survey determined that 875,000 people between the ages of 12 and 75 in the Great Metropolitan Area (GAM) in Costa Rica frequent these social networks.
Each one of them spend between 120 and 160 minutes per week on these social networks. Fallas said that increase of users is due the access to cell phones that Tico’s now have.
Young people between 18 and 25 years old access Facebook during the afternoon and evening hours, while people 25 to 44 years use it at primarily at night.
“People like Facebook for many reasons, but mostly because they love to get “likes” on their publications and to be in contact with their friends in and out of the country,” said Fallas.
Source: Costa Rica North