Socialogue: Meet Me Online

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Global - Ipsos Open Thinking Exchange (Ipsos OTX) and Ipsos Global @dvisor are pleased to share the latest proprietary global infographic and commentary on the trends and behaviors that define people’s lives in today’s social media age.

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Is online socializing about proximity or preference? Regardless, it’s a pretty safe bet that the percentage will be on the rise if the current analysis by generations tells a predictive story. Just 15% of Baby Boomers and 19% of Gen X say online trumps in-person socialization. But among Gen Y, the youngest and most tech-savvy age group, one out of every four (24%) claim they socialize more online than off. Think about it: online you can interact with dozens of your nearest and dearest at once. Seeing each of them personally would take a party, a plan, a trip. Marketers, get ready. Aging Boomers will rely on the internet more as the years go by and going places gets tougher, Gen X and Gen Y are picking up steam and the generation behind them (Gen Z) are just about hardwired to the Internet. It is unlikely that the amount of time people spend online in a social capacity is headed for a dip.

More data and full technical details are available in the Detailed Tables document on the right.

For more information on this news release please contact:

Jill Wiltfong
Senior Vice President, Marketing
Ipsos Open Thinking Exchange

About Ipsos Open Thinking Exchange

Ipsos Open Thinking Exchange (Ipsos OTX) is Ipsos' global innovation center. This multi-disciplinary team of researchers, strategists, digital natives, and design technologists is blending advancements in technology and a cultural shift toward social interactions to create the future of research, one that is immersive, collaborative, authentic and relevant. SocialogueTM is an ongoing publication from Ipsos OTX which features proprietary, global infographics and commentary on social media trends and behavior. For more information on the current suite of Ipsos OTX social media research tools, to find more about our Futures initiatives or to obtain social media details by country, contact us at

About Ipsos and Ipsos Global @dvisor

Ipsos is the world’s third largest market research company. With offices in 84 countries, Ipsos offers a complete line of custom, syndicated, omnibus, panel and online research products and services. Ipsos Global @dvisor is a 24-country, online, monthly syndicated research service used to generate information for media and clients. Every month, we complete 500 to 1,000 online interviews in each country. For more information visit or contact us at

Socialogue: Meet Me Online


Jill Wiltfong
Senior VP, Marketing
Ipsos Open Thinking Exchange