A Pew Internet report released last week says that 92 percent of US Internet users are on Facebook. It also has some interesting facts about MySpace, LinkedIn and Twitter.
LinkedIn has more users than Twitter, 18 percent and 13 percent, which I find surprising. However, Twitter users, like Facebook users, are more involved with their networking, tweeting. It’s really comparing apples to oranges because it appears to be two different types of users. Only 6 percent of LinkedIn users visit the social network daily, whereas Twitter users are routinely at the platform tweeting away.
LinkedIn users are the best educated — 37 percent have a bachelor’s degree and 38 percent a graduate degree, whereas 21 percent and 18 percent for Twitter and 20 percent and 15 percent for Facebook. So, I am definitely a LinkedIn users by far.
What about good old MySpace? It is seeing the end of the journey with 29 percent of those surveyed are users. Of those users, only 7 percent actually visit it every day. Pew reports “MySpace users are more likely to be open to opposing points of view.” Facebook users are friendlier and like to hang with like-minded folks.