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Online Trends for 2015 [Infographic]

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As 2015 comes to a close, we wanted to take a moment and look back at some of the top online trends from the year. With data processed from 1 trillion global pageviews and more than 2 billion Internet users (yup, that’s “trillion” with a “t” and “billion” with a “b”), AddThis has some awesome insights into online behavior from the past 12 months.

So, what were some of the biggest online trends we looked at from 2015?

  • How global desktop usage stacks up against mobile
  • Countries more likely to use Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or LinkedIn
  • How the world shared popular news online like the birth of Princess Charlotte
  • How content engagement varies by device, and much more

Surprisingly, when it comes to global sharing behaviors by device, we found that 62% of shares happen on desktop compared to 38% on mobile. That said, mobile shares have grown 32% globally since 2014!

Check out our infographic below for the full 2015 Year In Review — or download here:

2015 online trends infographic

  • Public_Sense


  • Thanks.
    Would love to see a trendline for past 5+ years on mobile vs desktop.

  • Good Article =)

  • Uda Awak

    Nice information…

  • Some stats on China, Australia, and South America would have been rad for the Desktop vs. Mobile graphic but this is still some great information here. Thanks for sharing this.

  • Hi Taylor, you’re welcome! Glad to hear you liked the infographic. And thanks for your feedback on interest in additional stats, I’ll share that with the team.

  • good article we would love to see little more info on this topic …

  • arif

    Hi i am from Indonesian, i like this… nice information

  • Khara

    Thanks for the chart and graphics, I will use this to try to get conversions for my learn arabic alphabet course at my website!

  • Khara

    Thanks for the chart and graphics, I will use this to try to get conversions for my learn Arabic alphabet course at my website!