Culture Spotting: 10 Stupid Social Media Stats
I don’t know, maybe you wonder about these things sometimes. I, for instance, sit on Facebook late at night thinking, “Is my amount of friends normal?” or “Do I care too much about my privacy settings?” or “Should I get mad at my friends who aren’t on Twitter?” What’s the deal with Instagram, really? Should I consider rehab for Pinterest use? So many questions are coursing through my mind, so I’ve decided to clear a few things up. Chances are, you wondered about at least a few of these at some point in your social media life, so read on for some fun and fascinating stats.
1. 25% of Facebook users don’t bother with any sort of privacy control.
2. An average Facebook user has 130 friends.
3. 85% of women are annoyed by their friends on Facebook.
4. 32% of all Internet users are using Twitter.
5. 11 accounts are created every second on Twitter.
6. Sandy was an InstaSensation: Instagram users uploaded more than 800,000 photos of Hurricane Sandy using the hashtag #Sandy.
7. 40% of brands have adopted Instagram for marketing.
8. 97 percent of the fans of Pinterest’s Facebook page are women – surprised?
9. Users spend an average of 16 minutes on Pinterest a visit…oh, so 3 hours at a time isn’t average?
10. 57 percent of Pinterest users interact with food-related content, the #1 category of content.
(statistics as of 11/29/12 [via])