No, you’re not hallucinating. It looks like every time you check your Facebook, there are many pictures of little kids all over your page posted by your friends who are moms, dads, aunts, uncles, or god-parents.
Ever wonder who spends the most time on Facebook? Nope, it is not your single friend or high school students.It cannot be the older people either. As few of you may have guessed…
It’s parents. That is right! Parents do the most — even more than grandparents. When it comes to posting pictures, videos, and status updates, moms and dads take the 1st place.
The research arm of Facebook called Facebook IQ along with Ipsos MediaCT and Sound Research, did a study of parents around the world. The age gap of the parents were ages of 25 and 65. The study included parents with infants, toddlers, adolescents, and teens to gain insight on their mobile habits. The researchers used data from Facebook and Instagram in 8 countries: U.S., U.K., Canada, Australia, Brazil, Mexico, Germany, and Spain; they collected feedback from 8,300 parents and reported it on Insight.
The result was obvious: “Parenting has become a digitally shared experience,” with moms and dads globally posting more photos, videos, and status updates than non-parents. In fact, the research found that proud new parents across the globe post 2.3 times more photos, 2.9 times more videos, and 1.8 times more status updates than average users.”
Although some parents say they are concerned about losing their friends because of their constant kids post; but, we all know that rarely happens. Also, the research shows that new parents’ posts about their babies get 37% more responses from relatives and 47% more from friends.
What does that teach us? Keep on posting. But, don’t overdo it 🙂