Mobile Social Networking Statistics: 2010 Growth

A study has been released by comScore that shows how much social media access via mobile phones has increased. Both Facebook and Twitter have become much more popular thanks to the latest smartphones, making it easier to update while on the move.

Growth in 2010 is expected to be much higher than it was in 2009, but we just hope that mobile networks are able to handle the data. Access to social networking sites stood at 22.5 percent by smartphone users in January 2009, that figure for the same period this year is 30%.

There are a number of social networking websites out there, but it is Twitter and Facebook that get the lion’s share. Mashable reports that Twitter usage via mobiles was up 347 percent and Facebook was up 112 percent. The once popular MySpace was down by 7 percent over the same period last year.

These figures could be even higher but those who access Facebook or Twitter with an application has not been considered in the report.