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Brazil ranked close behind Russia at 6.3 hours, followed by Canada (5.6 hours), Puerto Rico (5.3 hours) and Spain (5.3 hours), MarketingCharts writes. The US ranked at #9 in terms of social network engagement, with an average of 4.2 average hours and 477 pages consumed per visitor. "Social networking has become a popular online pastime not only in mature internet markets like North America, but also in developing, high-growth internet markets such as Russia," said Mike Read, SVP & managing director, comScore Europe.
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