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Facebook most popular in South Korea

Facebook most popular in South Korea
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Facebook is the most popular social networking service in South Korea this year, out-doing other global and local platforms, a poll revealed.

Seoul: Facebook is the most popular social networking service in South Korea this year, out-doing other global and local platforms, a poll revealed.

According to a survey by market researcher DMC Media on 780 users aged between 19 and 59, Facebook emerged far ahead of others with 59.8 per cent picking it out as their most-used social networking tool, The Korea Herald reported.

KakaoStory, a photo-sharing service, followed with 17.1 per cent. Instagram came next with 10.3 percent, followed by group-interaction service BAND operated by Naver Corp. with 8.2 per cent.

Naver operates South Korea's most-visited web portal and also has free messenger Line under its wing. Twitter accounted for 2.4 per cent. By age group, those in their 40s and 50s preferred KakaoStory and BAND services which can be shared with only authorised acquaintances, while younger users in their teens and 20s chose global brands, such as Facebook and Twitter, the survey showed.

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