12 Social Media Facts For The Start Of 2017

Most Of You

Most Of You

If you're on the internet, there's a good chance you're also using social media of some sort. A very good chance, in fact. Studies have shown that more than 75% of people who have access to the internet use social media.

Instafamous

Instafamous

While the whole social media thing might remain a bit of a novelty for many, there is a massive trend towards using Instagram which suggests that perhaps Facebook and Twitter might be considered a little old school. This is especially the case for younger social media users and guess what? They grow up eventually.

Linking In

Linking In

This one is perhaps unsurprising. Among professionals, LinkedIn is the most popular form, even eclipsing Facebook.

Smart Phonebook

Smart Phonebook

About 189 million people who use Facebook, only ever do so on the smart phones (according to Neoteric UK).

Grand YouTube

Grand YouTube

YouTube is the go-to medium for entertainment and information when it comes to those in the broad age group of 18-49 year olds. More people use YouTube than watch cable TV, and this has been the case for a couple of years now.

Facebook vs YouTube

Facebook vs YouTube

Despite YouTube's ever-growing audience, more people still log in to Facebook than look up something on YouTube. But let's be honest, users for both are absolutely massive (and overlap, of course).

The Badoo Business

The Badoo Business

Who cares about Tinder anyway?! Or OkCupid, Adult FriendFinder, and Ashley Madison, for that matter. They may all have a bigger public profile, but among dating sites, Badoo has a greater user base by so much that they're in a different league.

Reddit

Reddit

Perhaps unsurprisingly, Reddit has the most users when it comes to large-scale communities.

The Weight Of Anxiety

The Weight Of Anxiety

According to Neoteric UK, almost half of us feel “worried or uncomfortable” when we are unable to access Facebook or email.

Not-So Private Teens

Not-So Private Teens

Research has shown that only 1 in 10 teenagers are concerned about matters of social media privacy. This suggests that most teens are perhaps more vulnerable than those in older age groups, to account security breaches.

The Spread

The Spread

The fastest growing group of Twitter users are those between the ages of 55 and 64. I guess that makes sense. They have clearly got in to the whole Facebook thing and once they've figured out that they're cool with it, time to move on to other forms of social media.

Revenge Is A Dish Best Served Naked

Revenge Is A Dish Best Served Naked

According to reports from all corners, revenge porn acts are on the rise and social media is often used to spread it. This, despite the efforts of many to outlaw the spread of revenge porn.