Digital 2011: The Maldives

Social network penetration exceeds internet penetration in The Maldives too, although the overall digital landscape in the world's lowest-lying country is considerably more robust than it is in the countries above.

The Maldives have the highest rates of internet, social network, and mobile penetration of today's featured countries, although recent data from SocialBakers suggest that social media growth may have plateaued for the time being.

It's also interesting to note that the country's social media users skew towards an older demographic compared to many of the other countries we've profiled in our Digital 2011 reports, with more than half of the users in the country aged 25 and above. This is in particular contrast to Pakistan, where almost two thirds of the country's social media users are below the age of 25.

Mobile penetration is also well in excess of 100% in The Maldives, but considering how spread out the country's population is, these high levels of mobile ownership are quite understandable.

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This article first appeared on the We Are Social Blog.