This interesting infographic published by Psychology Degree covers an interesting topic: the psychology of social networking – going over various data related to the most popular social network, Facebook with few bits of Twitter.
For example, did you know that 1 out of every 9 people on Earth are on Facebook and that 9 out of 10 US internet users use social media?
It’s interesting to know that 1 of 5 minutes spent online is on a social networking website?
Talking about user generated content (UGC), I’m sure that you are not aware that in a minute all social media users produce over 694,980 Facebook status updates or 532,080 tweets… that’s a lot of thoughts… .
Wondering why people add and keep on adding friends on Facebook? Besides the personal connection, 60% of friends are added because of mutual friends and 29% based on the profile picture appearance.
Also, did you know that we are obsessed with ourselves? More then 80% of our posts are about ourselves… (which makes sense since the personal nature of social media, but it’s a dramatic statement )