Pew study: Facebook users get more than they give

According to a Pew Study, Facebook users get more than they give.

Among the findings:

— On average, users make seven new Facebook friends per month; they initiate three requests and accept four.
— 80 percent of friend requests that are initiated are accepted.
— Women average 11 updates to their Facebook status per month while men average six.
— Personal messages on Facebook are generally not replacing email; more than half did not send a private message, and 59 percent did receive a message.
— On average Facebook users contribute about four comments/likes for every status update that they make.
— In a month, about half of the sample made a comment on a friend’s content, and about half received a comment.
— Less than 5 percent of users hid content from another user on their Facebook feed.


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Assistant Managing Editor of Features and Niche Publications for the York Daily Record/Sunday News. Also, Social Media Coordinator.
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One Response to Pew study: Facebook users get more than they give

  1. Most people think of Facebook as primarily a social network for our personal lives…we all know this, however, with the introduction of Facebook Pages, it has rapidly become a very effective tool for business. Facebook Pages have much more flexibility and capabilities than either Twitter or LinkedIn allow. However, this amazing breadth of capabilities can also be a weakness of Facebook. To use Facebook pages for your business you are essentially setting up a website within Facebook. How are you supposed to know what works well and where to begin?