Though most active users of social networking sites say they visit those sites primarily to stay connected with friends and family, many also want to engage with brands: 65% of such frequent social networking users say they are a fan of at least one brand on Facebook and 31% follow a brand on Twitter, according to a survey from Invoke Solutions.
Active social networkers—those who have at least one active social networking account and frequently engage in social media-related behavior—say they interact with brands via social networks in various ways:
- 47% say they have posted a comment on a company's Facebook page.
- 41% have read blogs.
- 32% have posted a comment about a company or product on their own Facebook page.
- 17% have sent brand-related tweets on Twitter.
Below, other findings from the report, Hyper Social Networking, which surveyed 314 active users of social networking sites.
Facebook continues to dominate social media: 90% of surveyed social networkers say they have a Facebook account that they use actively.
In addition, 78% of social networkers mention the site when asked what they associate most with "social networking," whereas 31% mention Twitter.
Facebook has also become a key destination for brand information, especially for Twitter users: 62% of those who follow at least one brand on Twitter and 47% of those who are a fan of at least one brand on Facebook say they use Facebook as a source of brand information. Those figures compare with 38% of all social networkers who say the same about Facebook.