Social media use has become an integral part of everyone’s lives; it’s hard to remember life without it. An infographic highlighting findings from a new report, “Connecting and Communicating Online: State of Social Media” from MyLife and conducted by Harris Interactive, found that almost 40 percent of online adults would rather undertake an unpleasant activity – including spend a night in jail, get a root canal, clean drains at the local gym, or wait in line at the DMV – instead of giving up their social network profiles.
Here are some highlights from the report:
- Fear of Missing Out: 62% of adults who are currently a member of more than one social network say they keep an eye on their social networks because they don’t want to miss anything
- 38% of social media users age 18-34 with multiple social profiles log onto their social networks when they wake up before checking email
- Almost 3 in 5 people wish there was a solution to help them use, monitor and protect their social networking profiles and emails at once
- Facebook doesn’t top social media users’ lists when it comes to being the primary social profile they turn to for consuming or sharing content, or even a mix of both
Are you willing to give up your social networking profiles or would you rather do your taxes?