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

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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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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.

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