U.S. public libraries use of social media technologies 2011/12

The statistic depicts the percentage of U.S. public libraries using social media technologies. 70.7 percent of surveyed U.S. public libraries used social networking technologies such as Facebook to communicate with library users, the general public etc.

U.S. public libraries use of social media technologies 2011/12, by metropolitan status

Metropolitan statusInternal Library UseExternal Library Use
Communication (e.g. Blogger, WordPress, Vox, Twitter)21.6%45.6%
Social networking (e.g. Facebook, hi5)25.4%70.7%
Collaboration (e.g. PBWorks, Wetpaint)12.3%8.2%
Bookmarking (e.g. CiteULike, Delicious, GoogleReader)14.9%8.1%
News (e.g. Digg, Mixx, Newsvine)6.4%6%
Video Sharing (e.g. YouTube, Vimeo, Openfilm)16.1%27.5%
Photography (e.g. Flickr, Zoomr)20.6%37.3%
Location (e.g. Foursquare, Facebook places)10.6%19%
Events (e.g. Meetup.com, Eventful)13%14.9%
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Source

Release date

June 2012

Region

United States

Survey time period

September 2011 to November 2011

Number of respondents

7,252 respondents

Special properties

Public libraries

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