I remember in high school at least my junior and senior year no one wanted to admit to going on Facebook, yet we had a private page for our class so we could talk to everyone if we had a question about an assignment. At any given moment I would have at least 5 notifications from that page. It was always the same people too and they were the ones that would not admit to using Facebook.
I myself am on social media a lot. I find it an easy way to connect with my family since they mainly live out of the U.S. It’s a lot easier than calling them and its free. But why is it a negative thing to admit to using a lot of social media? It seems like most people, at least in our generation, it is their main use of communication. Especial with Snapchat becoming so popular.
To put it in perspective, on Facebook, there are 1.35 billion active users, 864 million daily users, 290,000 states updates per minute, 140,000 pictures posted per minute, 500,000 comments posted and the average person spends 21 minutes on Facebook a day.
On twitter, 120,000 tweets a minute, 284 million users, 80% of users are on a mobile app, and 77% of users are not in the U.S.
On Instagram, 1350 pictures a minute, 200 million users and, 75 million daily users.
On Snapchat, 400 million snaps are sent a day, on average people get 20-50 snaps a day, there are 100 million users, 70% of users are female and 77% of college students admit to having a Snapchat.
While I was looking up the statistics there were links below each asking if I wanted to tweet the statistics. Do twitter users really want to see the statistics of use? Would it make them feel guilty for using it so much? Would it make any of them change their habits?