Social Media Addiction: Statistics & Trends [INFOGRAPHIC]

Social Media Addiction: Statistics & Trends [INFOGRAPHIC]

Did you know that there are more than two billion active social media users worldwide, representing a global penetration rate of 28 percent?

That’s a huge number. And with it, comes a range of new and unique problems.

Addiction, for one. Social networking already accounts for 28 percent of all media time spent online, and users aged between 15 and 19 spend at least 3 hours per day on average using platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

18 percent of social media users can’t go a few hours without checking Facebook, and 28 percent of iPhone users check their Twitter feed before getting up in the morning.

Check the visual below for more insights, which comes courtesy of GO-Globe.

Social Media Addiction: Statistics & Trends [INFOGRAPHIC]

(Source: GO-Globe. Addict image via Shutterstock.)

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