With Valentine’s Day coming up, February 4, 2015 was International Online Friendship Day, and Skout celebrated by releasing a survey that was conducted with over 54,000 of its members, about friendship trends online. Skout, who is a major player when it comes to online friendships in social media; did a survey with many of its members, in order to find out what type of people are making friends in their online network. Skout allows those from other countries to interact with each other, and many people are taking advantage of the network. PR Newswire reports that Skout released information about who is using its social media network to communicate with others.
When it comes to global friendships, more women, compared to men, are making close friendships online. About 56% of women create friendships online, as opposed to only 44% of men who do the same. It’s also noted that the women have never met these friends in real life, but only have become close with them in an online platform. Furthermore, it’s surveyed that adults under age 30, are more likely to create friendships online, as opposed to those who are over the age of 40. The survey was close with 52% of those under the age of 30, creating friendships online, as opposed to 47% of those over the age of 40.
Funny enough, things have obviously changed, because many used to say that everyone should be aware of people online, because they are not honest. The surveys show that 60% of those who participate in online social media trends, tell the truth about their lives, compared to when they are in person with their friends. Many like to also discuss their sex life online, and this may be because it’s easier to discuss it with someone who will give their honest opinion.
Source: PR Newswire