The “Friending” Process: Breaking Down Why We Add or Remove Facebook Friends [Infographic]


Feel like all your time online is driving you away from real-world interactions? According to the infographic below, 82 percent of users surveyed said knowing friends in real life is the top reason they added someone on Facebook. And if you want to keep those friends, be careful with your Facebook etiquette as 55 percent of users noted posting offensive comments as the top reason for removing someone.


NM Incite, a Nielsen McKinsey marketing research company, surveyed 1,895 social media users over the age of 18 on their social media usage, highlighting the difference in male and female online activity. If you run a business, you may find handy the break down of social media interaction with products and services.


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About the author: Stephanie Santana

After receiving a dual degree in magazine journalism and anthropology, Stephanie moved to Korea to teach English to elementary students for two years. During her time there, she started a website for salsa dancing in Korea, BusanSalsafied.com. She is currently an editorial assistant at AlleyWatch and is happy to back in New York at an exciting time for startups.  She likes to document her experiences here: stephaniesantana.tumblr.com.

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