MetaFacts-we help our clients create the future

“We shall not cease from exploration,
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.
– T. S. Eliot

We can agree that much of the world has changed.

But, what has changed and what has stayed the same?

Solid research can tell you what has and has not changed. Now, more than ever, a deep and fresh profile is critical to planning.

If your profession involves creating the future, and you want key decisions supported by solid data and fewer assumptions, you have come to the right place. MetaFacts helps leading technology firms measure their current and future customers with empirical research. We also help public policymakers measure progress across socioeconomic groups. This site describes the many answers that MetaFacts’ market research supports with its TUP/Technology User Profile service.

TUP is the longest-running continuous study of technology users

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Home printer trends in the US [TUPdate]

Dan Ness, Principal Analyst, MetaFacts, February 25, 2021

Home printer penetration trend

Home printers remain a part of home computing if less core than five years ago. Only two years ago, in 2018, there was a noticeable drop in overall home printer usage levels, as the penetration rate fell to two-thirds of online adults from nearly three in four only two years earlier. Since that time, the rate has stabilized and even slightly increased. As of TUP/Technology User Profile 2020, 70% of online American adults regularly use a home printer.

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Tablets dissolving into a split market [TUPdate]

Dan Ness, Principal Analyst, MetaFacts – January 7, 2021

Active tablet use by country and year

Tablets have been declining in widespread active use over the last five years. Among American online adults, the penetration rate for actively using a tablet has dropped from 60% in 2016 to 36% in 2020. Usage rates have similarly dropped among online adults in the UK and Germany.

While US and UK usage rates have been similar, tablet use in Germany has trailed.

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Active use of social networks Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp by country [MetaFAQs]

Dan Ness, Principal Analyst, MetaFacts, December 28, 2020

How many adults actively use Facebook, Instagram, or WhatsApp? How does this vary by country? How has their share shifted over time? This MetaFAQs shows the number of online adults who reported using these social networks in the previous 30 days in the US, Germany, and the UK.

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How many social networks do Americans actively use? [MetaFAQs]

Dan Ness, Principal Analyst, MetaFacts, December 23, 2020

Social networks’ power comes alive with its connections, so people want to be where their friends and contacts are. However, not all networks are the same, and some people choose different ones. How many social networking platforms do Americans actively use? Are they broadly connected to a wide number, or do they only use a few? This MetaFAQs shows the distribution of online American adults by the number of social networks they actively used – having connected in the prior 30 days. These include Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, SnapChat, Twitch.tv, Tumblr, Nextdoor, and others.

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Home printer ink subscription rates by brand-US [MetaFAQs]

Dan Ness, Principal Analyst, MetaFacts, December 19, 2020

Subscription plans are one way for home printer users to make certain they have enough ink when they are ready to print. However, not all home printer user subscribes to an in replacement subscription plan. This MetaFAQs reports on the percentage of American home printer users that use an ink subscription plan.

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Active use of Instagram by age group and country [MetaFAQs]

Dan Ness, Principal Analyst, MetaFacts, December 18, 2020

How many adults regularly use Instagram? Is there an age skew? How does any age skew vary by country? This MetaFAQs reports on the active use of Instagram by age group and country.

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Meetings are dead. Long live meetings! Are we digitally transformed yet? [TUPdate]

Dan Ness, Principal Analyst, MetaFacts – December 17, 2020

During the pandemic and with many employees working from home, much of communicating with coworkers and managers has shifted online. Employees have many options and are using most of them.

Video and online chats by employer size

Employees working for all company sizes are actively using a range of video calling, video conferencing, and group chats. Employees working for larger employers have a higher share who regularly communicate online than among employees with smaller employers.

These communication methods are more entrenched in the US, with most online employees regularly doing at least one of these activities.

Online employees in the UK are almost as actively communicating as Americans are. In Japan, however, the shares among both larger and smaller employers are lower than in the US, UK, or Germany.

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How many gamers? [MetaFAQs]

Dan Ness, Principal Analyst, MetaFacts, December 15, 2020

How many gamers are there? Is the market size big or small? Are the people that play games online or with their connected devices a small group of busy, fun-loving people, or is game-playing more widespread? This MetaFAQs answers the baseline question about how many millions of adults in the US, Germany, UK, and Japan use a game console, gaming desktop, gaming notebook, or even smartphones, PCs, tablets, or game consoles to play immersive games or other games. The results are based on TUP/Technology User Profile 2020.

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