Dhaka has been ranked second in terms of having the most active Facebook users in the world according to Global Digital Statshot of Q2 report of 2017.
In the last 30 days, 22 million people in Dhaka used the social media website, the report says.
Dhaka is the third most densely populated mega city in the world, with 23,234 people living per square km area, according to World Population Review.
The report, conducted by Hootsuite, says Thailand's capital Bangkok is the most social city in the world, with 30 million active users per month.
Jakarta holds the third position with 22 million users followed by Mexico City (17 million), Sao Paulo (13 million), New Delhi (13 million), Lima (13 million), Istanbul (12 million), Cairo (12 million) and Ho Chi Minh (11 million).
Hootsuite is a platform for managing social media, created by Ryan Holmes in 2008. The organisation deals with the latest essential internet, social media and mobile states from around the world.
According to Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission, as of February 2017, Bangladesh had 67.24 million internet users, of whom 63.12 million are accessing the web on their mobile phones. There are 129.58 million mobile users in Bangladesh.
“This is a good sign for Bangladesh if it is used for networking, e-commerce and reading the news,” former president of Bangladesh Association of Software and Information Services (BASIS) Shameem Ahsan told the Dhaka Tribune last night.
“But, there is a negative side to this when it is used to just waste time like chatting for hours,” Shameem said.
He also remarked that parents needed to regulate the Facebook usage by their children to make sure it is being used for good things.