Pew Releases Results of Social Media Survey

The Pew Research Center released a study called “Social Networking Sites and Our Lives.”  You can read the full thing here if you have a few hours of spare time, or you can read this short article that conveniently provides the highlights.  Here’s an interesting paragraph from the article:

It’s not surprising that more social network users are on Facebook — 92 percent — but some of the stats for other services are surprising. For example, there are more social networkers on LinkedIn than Twitter, 18 percent and 13 percent, respectively. But Twitter users, like Facebookers, are more engaged, with 52 percent and 33 percent, respectively, using the services daily. By comparison, only 6 percent of LinkedIn users go there daily. The finding is interesting for the timing. LinkedIn had a huge public offering last month, while Facebook is preparing its IPO. Pew described Facebook as the “nearly universal social networking site,” while “MySpace and LinkedIn are occasional destinations.”