It is undeniable that 2020 has radically changed our way of living and interpreting human relationships and our way of surfing online. Forced at home, our browsers have kept us company during endless online sessions between web research and shopping from accumulators. Data that emerge even more clearly from the report published by We Are Social. The Milanese agency draws a portrait of this first month of 2021, lining up the most visited websites, trying to understand how the wishes and needs of those who surf online have changed.
With little surprise, in the first three positions of the most visited sites, we find the trio formed by Google, Youtube, and Facebook, founding pillars of online browsing. Scrolling through the ranking, we see a large number of Russian sites such as Yandex or VK. They can’t miss Wikipedia and the inevitable Pornhub with its younger brother Xvideos. Only in eleventh place Twitter. In eighth place, we find Instagram instead. In sixth place Amazon, online shopping companion for those who still prefer to stay at home.
Shopping, but above all news, online research and contacts with friends and relatives. These are the main reasons we have used the internet in the last month in a framework that goes well with the pandemic’s new lifestyle. That may be why we also find streaming services on the list for watching movies, TV series, or videos, as well as streaming music or gaming. In the last place, however, the desire to meet new people. A victory for stable affections also decided perhaps by the fear of meeting Covid?