How Twitter, Blogs and Facebook Reacted to the Facebook IPO - more expressions of skepticism than confidence about the stock’s value
(from our friends over at the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism)

How Twitter, Blogs and Facebook Reacted to the Facebook IPO - more expressions of skepticism than confidence about the stock’s value

(from our friends over at the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism)

Facebook: A Profile of its ‘Friends’
In light of the Facebook IPO, we rounded up highlights of our data on adult Facebook users. What do Facebook users do on the site? How many friends they have? What are their social and civic lives like?
Some fast facts:
229: The average number of friends a person has on Facebook
Women average 21 updates to their Facebook status per month while men average 6
Facebook, on an Average Day:
15% of Facebook users update their own status
22% comment on another’s post or status
20% comment on another user’s photos
26% “Like” another user’s content 
10% send another user a private message
Read the full portrait for more on the social and civic characteristics of Facebook users and the privacy management habits of social networking site users 

Facebook: A Profile of its ‘Friends’

In light of the Facebook IPO, we rounded up highlights of our data on adult Facebook users. What do Facebook users do on the site? How many friends they have? What are their social and civic lives like?

Some fast facts:

  • 229: The average number of friends a person has on Facebook
  • Women average 21 updates to their Facebook status per month while men average 6

Facebook, on an Average Day:

  • 15% of Facebook users update their own status
  • 22% comment on another’s post or status
  • 20% comment on another user’s photos
  • 26% “Like” another user’s content 
  • 10% send another user a private message
Read the full portrait for more on the social and civic characteristics of Facebook users and the privacy management habits of social networking site users 

FACEBOOK: Who uses it and what are they doing?

On an average day:

  • 15% of Facebook users update their own status.
  • 22% comment on another’s post or status.
  • 20% comment on another user’s photos.
  • 26% “Like” another user’s content.
  • 10% send another user a private message

A snapshot of sex/age distribution by social networking site platform:

43% of Facebook users are male and 58% are female.

33% of Facebook users are 23-35

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