The Younger You Are, The More Social Media Networks You Use



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If you’re reading this, you are likely an avid social media user, either for work, personal life, or both. Most of us are on the major social networks: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and chances are you also use others such as Snapchat, Vine, and Pinterest. How many social networks does the average Internet user belong to? The answer is five, and the closer you are to teenage years, the number increases.

Thanks to some research by Global Web Index, individuals between the ages of 16 and 35 have twice as many social media accounts than people 45 and older, and globally, 91% of Internet-users between 16 and 64 are on at least one social network. If you take age out of the equation, males, on average, have slightly more social media profiles than females.

The chart below visualizes this data:

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