Tag Archives: Pew Internet & American Life Project

Majority of Adults Use Social Network Sites

A new survey from the Pew Research Center’s Internet Project shows that 73 percent of online adults now use a social networking site of some kind. Also, 42 percent of online adults now use multiple social networking sites.

Some stats:

  • 71% of online adults are now Facebook users
  • 42% of online adults use two or more social networks
  • Among those who only use one major social networking platform, 84% use Facebook, 8% use LinkedIn, 4% use Pinterest, and 2% use Instagram or Twitter.
Adults on Social Media Sites
Social site % Using 2012 % Using 2013
Facebook

67%

71%

LinkedIn

20

22

Pinterest

20

22

Twitter

16

18

Instagram

13

17

Source: Pew Research, December 2013

More data is available in the full report.

New Data from Pew on Use of Photos and Videos Online

instagramIn a new survey conducted by Pew Research Center’s Internet Project, more than half of internet users post or share photos or videos online.

The latest data shows:

  • 54% of adult internet users post original photos or videos online that they themselves have created.
  • 47% of adult internet users take photos or videos that they have found online and repost them on sites designed for sharing images with many people.

Taken together, 62% of internet users have posted photos and images. This is a significant increase from the 56% who did so in 2012. S

See the full report