Social network site activities carried out in Great Britain 2013, by lifestage

This statistic represents the social networking activities carried out by social media users in Great Britain as of 2013, sorted by users lifestage. In 2013, 98 percent of student respondents reported updating their status, whereas only 49 percent of retired users reported similarly.

Do you do these activities on social networking websites?

Update status98%84%49%
Post pictures or photos94%79%50%
Check or change privacy settings90%66%42%
Click on link to other webpage90%73%58%
Comment on someone else's content90%73%40%
Re-post/share links, news others posted80%58%29%
Like or promote content others post79%65%33%
Update personal information76%61%29%
Unfriend, drop someone from your network73%54%22%
Receive information or news69%61%53%
Like or follow a commercially sponsored site62%50%21%
Post creative writing, content you authored48%36%11%
Follow a politician 23%23%12%
Join/ start a politics-related group23%19%4%
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Release date

October 2013


United Kingdom (Great Britain)

Survey time period

February 2 to April 14, 2013

Number of respondents

n = 1,276

Age group

14 years and older

Special properties

current social network users

Method of interview

Face-to-face interview

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