If you find yourself updating your Facebook status and checking to see what your Facebook friends are up to at all hours of the day and night you are not alone. A new survey conducted by Lightspeed Research for Oxygen Media shows that women between the ages of 18 and 34 are some of the biggest Facebook addicts around.
A recent article from AFP discusses the results of the latest survey and how some of the findings may surprise you.. According to the survey, 34 percent of women in this age group who use FB say they check the website first thing in the morning when they wake up before brushing their teeth or washing their face. Twenty percent of female Facebook users admit to sneaking a peak at the site in the middle of the night.
Since the advent of social networking sites some have questioned how they affect the way we connect with people on a daily basis and question whether we are doing too much of our socializing in a “virtual” world. This survey reports that a whopping 57 percent of women ages 18 to 34 talk to people online more than they do face to face and 31 percent say they are more confident about their “online persona” than their real life one.
There are a few interesting and possibly contradictory findings in the survey as well. While 63 percent of the women say they use FB as a career networking tool, 42 percent say they have no problem posting photos of themselves visibly intoxicated.
Women and men differ in the way they use FB since men use it as a dating tool far more often than women. The survey reports that 20 percent of men use the site as a way to “hook up” while only 6 percent of women felt this way. Twenty-four percent of men admit to using Facebook to break-up with someone while only 9 percent of women have done this.
What do you think of the latest survey about women who use Facebook?
Are you guilty of any of the Facebook behaviours mentioned above?