Twitter is most-used social network to login to news sites

A Twitter ID is the login of choice on news sites that allow users to sign in with their profiles from other email and social networks.

While Facebook logins dominate amongst users of business-to-business websites and entertainment sites, the social network accounts for just 25 per cent of news site logins, while Twitter IDs make up 45 per cent.

The full statistics and graphics can be viewed on Gigya. As more news sites get ‘connected’ – see the Telegraph and Independent’s recent moves to Disqus and the likely Facebook integration of the new BBC News site – the login patterns that emerge could throw up some interesting insights into how online news readers are interacting with and consuming news sites.

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