Profile page maintenance on social networks in Germany 2013-2016

This statistic shows the results of a survey about profile page maintenance on social networks in Germany from 2013 to 2016. In 2016, there were about 16.84 million people among the German-speaking population aged 14 years and older, who were members of a social network and maintained their profile page to keep others up to date on their life and activities.

Number of social network members who maintained their profile page to keep others updated about their life and activities in Germany from 2013 to 2016

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Source

Release date

November 2016

Region

Germany

Survey time period

2013 to 2016

Age group

14 years and older

Special properties

German-speaking social network members

Method of interview

Face-to-face interview

Supplementary notes

Information on base:
German-speaking population age 14 and over in private households, at main residence in the Federal Republic of Germany.

Information on random sample:
2013: 8,702 respondents, projected to a population of 70.33 millions
2014: 8,156 respondents, projected to a population of 70.52 millions
2015: 7,009 respondents, projected to a population of 69.24 millions
2016: 7,026 respondents, projected to a population of 69.56 millions

Information on target group "German-speaking social network maintenance":
2013: projected to 28.18 million persons
2014: projected to 28.13 million persons
2015: projected to 27.81 million persons
2016: projected to 29.97 million persons

This question was phrased by the source as follows: "Would you tell me how you use social networks, for what purpose you use them? Please choose from this list. - Maintaining my profile to keep others up to date about myself and my activities."
(Original German question: "Darf ich fragen, wofür Sie soziale Netzwerke nutzen, was Sie in sozialen Netzwerken alles machen? Bitte sagen Sies mir nach dieser Liste. - Das eigene Profil pflegen, um andere über mich und das, was ich mache, auf dem Laufenden zu halten")

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