Why we’re more likely to follow our friends and share content than our friends
3rd May 2018 By Sarah Taylor and Emma RillingSource BBC News article 3.6 million new social media accounts are created every day.
That’s enough to account for one Facebook user every 18 seconds, or nearly one in five people.
That means we share nearly twice as much content as we do.
And it all depends on where we are.
Social media users in Australia and New Zealand, for example, are much more likely than Australians and New Zealanders to follow a person on Twitter than on Instagram, while UK users are more likely in the US than Australians or New Zealands.
But even when you compare Facebook users with those on Instagram and Twitter, there’s still a huge gap between the two groups.
In Australia, for instance, there are nearly two million Facebook accounts compared with about half a million on Instagram.
In New Zealand there are more than a million accounts compared to just under 700,000 on Twitter.
In Australia, Facebook accounts are also more likely if you are younger, a social profile is more likely, you are male, male, or young, and have a job.
Facebook is the biggest social network on the planet.
It has more than 70 billion users worldwide, including more than 1.5 billion in the United States.
And its success has created a generation of people who want to share more.
But how do you do that?
How do you make the most of a billion-strong social network?
To understand that, let’s look at how it works, says Andrew Loepple, managing director of Facebook’s social media business.
“We know that if you look at our growth rate, the fastest growth is in countries where people are connecting and sharing and interacting and connecting and interacting,” he says.
“And that’s what’s really different about Facebook, is that it’s a very fast-growing platform.”
It’s easy to understand why Facebook is the social network that people gravitate to, Loepps says.
It’s one of the most popular websites in the world.
“Facebook has built the world into its platform, so it’s easy for people to connect, and then it’s hard to separate them apart from the millions of other people,” he adds.
Facebook’s biggest growth comes from its social media team.
It employs over 6,500 people, who are all paid by the company to work on its platform.
They are part of the core team, but they are also the people who can be asked to make the decisions that determine what happens on the site.
Facebook also has more people in its newsrooms than any other major social network.
It hires news journalists from around the world, and has hired journalists in dozens of other countries.
Its staff are also heavily involved in product development.
“I think we’ve seen in the past that we have a real sense of community that comes from our people, and the fact that we’ve had a team that really understands that is really helpful,” Loeppel says.
What’s most important for a social media user to know is that the social media experience is about connecting with other people, says Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg.
“What we do is we give you tools that make you feel good about yourself and about your community and about other people around you,” he said.
And the more you do, the more people you connect with, the easier it is to connect with others.
“So it’s not just that you share, you’re creating an identity with that other person and sharing that experience,” Zuckerberg says.
Facebook has more users than any major social networking platform, and Zuckerberg says the company has grown to be the world’s largest social network, surpassing Twitter.
Facebook makes it easier to connect and share.
But it also makes it more difficult to separate people from the rest of the world and the world as a whole.
“You have to do a lot more work to do that,” Luepple says.
“You have so many different things that you have to manage.”
So is social media worth it?
The answer is a resounding no.
It may not be the most efficient social media network, but Facebook can be very effective at what it does.
And when people are working to build better experiences, they are more effective at getting their ideas shared.
And that makes sense, says Loeppe.
“There’s a lot of value in the way we connect and the way people connect and interact, because there’s a real connection there,” he explains.
“It’s about making sure that people feel good and connected.”
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