Social media as a data source for official statistics; the Dutch Consumer Confidence Index
In this paper the question is addressed how alternative data sources, such as administrative and social media data, can be used in the production of official statistics. Since most surveys at...
Dutch companies very active on Twitter
More and more companies in the Netherlands are using social media. They use them to communicate with customers and partners, but also for purposes of corporate presence. Within the European Union,...
Older generation catching up on social media
The use of social media rose among older people between 2014 and 2016, but has hardly changed among young people.
Using social media to measure intentions to move house
Is it possible to measure the intentions of people to move house without actually asking them about their plans?
More and more young adults addicted to social media
In 2017, 29 percent of 18 to 24-year-olds were addicted to social media in their own view.
Dutch youth very active on social networks
No less than 91 percent of young Internet users in the Netherlands were active on social networks like Hyves, Twitter and Facebook in 2010.
One third of over-75s use the internet
In 2012, one in three over-75s used the internet. More men than women in this age group use the internet. E-mailing and retrieving information are popular, social media are rarely used.
Girls more on social networks than boys
A large majority of young people (ages 12 to 24 yrs) use the internet (almost) every day. Girls are online for social networking more often than boys.
Four in every ten businesses use social media
More than forty percent of businesses employing at least 10 persons use one or more social media accounts. Three quarters of large companies (employing 500 or more persons) use the social media for...
Social tensions indicator: Gauging society
Statistics Netherlands (CBS) has previously published articles about the development of the social tensions indicator based on social media posts.
Research by CBS, Eurostat and LinkedIn on Dutch graduates
Article about Research by CBS, Eurostat and LinkedIn on Dutch graduates
Seven in ten internet users active on social media
Last year, seven in every ten Dutch internet users aged 12 years and older were active on social media. Facebook and Twitter are very popular social networks. Nearly all young people are regular...
The Netherlands ranks among the EU top in digital skills
The Netherlands is one of the countries in Europe with the largest share of inhabitants who are proficient in using the internet, computers and software (digital skills).
More elderly active on social media
Social media usage among the elderly has soared in recent years. The group 65 to 74-year-olds in particular have become increasingly active users. In 2019, 76 percent of the respondents in this age...