• 08.11.11

Understanding Americans: The Answers According to Social Media

There is a reason that companies like Facebook, Google, and Twitter get so much attention from the business world. Obviously, they possess a certain level of influence over the people, but perhaps more importantly they each carry a tremendous amount of data about how people live and what they do. It is through our activities in real life and online that businesses and even governments are able to get their messages out to us more efficiently. What can we learn about ourselves through our actions on social media?

The “American Way” is constantly being redefined. We have become extremely connected as a nation with 79% of adults on the internet and nearly 1/2 of us on at least one social media site. As a result, conclusions can be made about us based upon our online activities.


It isn’t simply the fact that we’re there. When we go online, we talk… a lot. 48% of bloggers in the world are US based despite having less than 5% of the world population in our borders. The infographic below helps to put it all into perspective, pulling data from 19 sources that scour Facebook, Twitter, Tagged, and all of the other major social networks.

How much are YOU telling us about yourself through social media?

Americans are Social

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About the author

JD is Founder of Dealer Authority. He lives in Southern California with his wonderful family and spends way too much time on social media.