How Badly Do We Behave on Social Media? [Infographic]

Where have you seen the most offensive stuff – Reddit, YouTube or Facebook? I’m sure most of you would guess YouTube, where people are hidden behind anonymous IDs and have zero reason to hold back on their worst thoughts. A great social experiment will one day be done comparing our sentiment on the various social networks, but until that day we have a smart study by Salesforce Rypple which looks at our behavior on social media.

There are a few shockers – 44% of adults encounter “mean or cruel behavior” on social networks “once in a while,” while 41% of teens will “sometimes” tell an offensive person to stop when they see the activity. Most uplifting is that 79% of teens will never join in the mean or offensive behavior once it’s started. There are some good stats in here, and thanks to Rypple for the insight.

Related Stories
Mediabistro Course

Instagram Marketing

Instagram MarketingStarting October 27, learn how to gain likes and followers on one of the most popular social media platforms! In this course, you'll learn how to develop an Instagram strategy that will make your profile stand out and gain new followers, tell a brand story through photos, and use your Instagram profile to drive your sales and business objectives. Register now!