Study: Nielsen – Website Users Growing More Social

Nielsen’s recently released study paints U.S. broadband users as “going social, and checking out Web videos.”

Consider this, 56% of active U.S. Web users spend on average 6 hours on Facebook per month. Even more interesting, Facebook is the third-most-visited site by users 65 years and older. All in all, the total time Americans spent on social networking sites in 2009 increased a staggering 277%!

Here are a couple additional thoughts from Nielsen’s study. The average U.S. worker spends five hours per month browsing social networks from the office. Nielsen also found that 32% of all mobile Web users visited a social network in 2009 – I definitely count myself in that percentage!

How about you? What percentile do you fall into?