Are You a Social Media Addict?

socialnetworking4 150x150 Are You a Social Media Addict?Are you addicted to Facebook? LinkedIn or Twitter perhaps? If so, you’re in good company.

In a survey conducted by the Internet security company Webroot Software Inc., 46 percent of 4,000 people responding said they visit their favorite social network several times per day – if not constantly. About 18 percent visit at least once per day.

Of those who check out their favorite social network several times daily, 42 percent said they do so from mobile devices.

And can you guess what age group is the most addicted? If you guessed those 18-34 you’d be on the money. According to the survey, 75 percent of those in that age group are addicted versus 44 percent of those 35 and over.

Although such heavy social media use provides a welcome mat for cybercriminals, the survey indicates that computer users are catching on to their tricks and are implementing privacy settings.

Learn more about the survey results.

How often do you check in on social media sites?

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About Luanne Kadlub

Luanne Kadlub, communications editor for BBB Serving Northern Colorado and Wyoming, has been a writer/editor for newspapers, magazines and nonprofits for more than 30 years.