The use of the Internet in Costa Rica is consistently growing and projected with advanced levels of acceptance and adaptation. In this country, the “knowledge society” has consolidated and the “information economy” becomes increasingly necessary.
The process of interconnection to large computer networks began in Latin America at the end of the last century. In the early 1990s, the interconnection to the WWW in Costa Rica is achieved with the establishment at the University of Costa Rica (UCR) of the first node of the Bitnet Network in the Central American region and its integration two years later to the Internet Network, on January 26, 1993.
These important achievements not only allow the instantaneous connectivity of a large number of people with the rest of the world but also introduced large-scale Internet technology into the country for the first time.
According to the Census Bureau, Costa Rica has 4.98 million people, where 86% are internet users; this is equal to 4.3 million with 3.6 million active users in social media alone.
There are 3.88 million mobile subscribers, 78% above the national population with 3.4 million users to social media accessing from mobile phones.
Here are some interesting facts about Internet use in the country:
* Content adaptation for mobile devices
* Search engine positioning, although Google, Bing, and Yahoo, are global search engines, in recent years they have made great adaptations to their respective algorithms, dividing the vital elements and factors for each device.
Internet Speed Level in Costa Rica
The average internet speed is 4.37 Mbps, having an increase of 77% if we make a comparison with the average global speed is 4.33 Mbps.
The speed from a mobile device is 18.96 Mbps, with an increase of 119%, the global average is 25.08 Mbps, with a difference of only 6.12 Mbps
Social Networks with more users
– Facebook has about 3.4 million active users, where 50% are women and the other 50% are men.
– Instagram has approximately 1.4 million active users, 52% are women and 48% are men.
– Linkedin has about 900 thousand active users, 44% are women and 56% are men.
– Snapchat has about 585 thousand active users, where 65% are women and 33% are men.
– Twitter has about 340 thousand active users, 35% are women and 65% are men.
There have been changes in the last quarter. In the case of Facebook and Instagram, they have not had major changes in the number of active audiences. The platforms that presented increases are Twitter with 6.6% and Linkedin 3.4%. In the case of Snapchat, it suffered a loss losing 20% of its active community in the last quarter.
Facebook, the most interacted platform
Facebook is the platform with the most active users within Costa Rica, so here are some interesting facts about its use in the country:
-17 likes on average in the last 30 days in all types of publications, where women give 22 likes per post and men give 12 likes.
-8 comments on average in the last 30 days, but women 14 times and men 5 times
-2 times shared on average, women share an average of 4 times and men 2 times.
-15 clips in advertising on average, where women give 20 clips and men give 10 clips.
The use of the Internet is growing in a society where information technology is increasingly necessary. The human being by nature needs interaction and every time the technology industry launches the means to make it more effective, the number of users is growing and Costa Rica seeks to be at the forefront of innovation.