Social networks are now a key part of India’s political landscape, and their users are growing exponentially.
According to a new report by social analytics company Vocabulary, there are more than 2.4 billion Facebook and Twitter users in India, with nearly 40% of these users having at least a few hundred followers.
The report also states that India is now the fastest growing country for mobile internet penetration, with over 1 billion users connected to the country’s network of mobile hotspots.
The number of Facebook users has grown from about 400 million in 2016 to more than 1.2 billion today, according to Vocabulary.
The company also revealed that the number of Twitter users is growing at an average rate of 6.5% annually.
“We are witnessing a tremendous growth in the use of social networks for political engagement and politics in India,” Anupam Khera, CEO of Vocabulary said in a statement.
“In India, the vast majority of people are now accessing the internet through social networks like Facebook and Facebook Messenger, and this is why we are seeing a massive growth in use of these platforms.”
India is the second fastest growing smartphone market in the world after China, according the US-based research firm IDC.
This is also the country where the country is growing the fastest in terms of both smartphone adoption and overall mobile internet use.
According to data from Statista, the country has over 20 million smartphone users.
The country is also home to the fastest growth in smartphone usage in the Asia-Pacific region, with China overtaking the US to become the fastest-growing smartphone market globally in the next 12 months.
India has overtaken the US in terms at which smartphone penetration is at its highest.
The growth in mobile internet usage has been accompanied by an increase in the number and type of social media accounts on the platforms.
The number of social networking accounts has grown more than 50% in India in the past year alone, according Vocabulary data.
The top three social networks in terms number of users is Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
The most popular social networks are also the platforms that have been the most used by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the last six years.
According the report, the biggest growth in India’s social media footprint has been in the social media of social leaders.
According the Vocabulary report, Indian leaders are using their social media platforms to share information and to share their views.
The use of Twitter, Facebook and Google+ have been increasing over the past 12 months, the company said.
The Vocabulary survey was conducted between November 1 and November 7.
It also found that India has surpassed China in terms in terms (per thousand) of users, which is the fastest pace in the region.
The most popular countries in terms are China, Japan, United States and Germany, with a whopping 1.8 billion users each.
The United States has the largest population in the top five countries in the US, followed by India with the United Kingdom, France, Italy and Germany.