The Average Facebook User

April 28, 2013 in Daily Bulletin

We’ve previously covered the excellent personal analytics that Wolfram|Alpha offers through your Facebook profile. Now they’ve aggregated the information that was analyzed and come out with some interesting findings:

  • The median number of Facebook friends is 342.
  • The proportion of people “in a relationship” peaks around the age of 24. Those “engaged” peak around 27.
  • Between the age of 40 and 60, the fraction of people reporting themselves as “single” increases for women, but decreases for men.
  • Teenage boys generally have more friends than teenage girls – potentially because they’re less selective about who they friend.
  • Men are more likely to talk about movies, television and music. Women enjoy talking about pets and health.

As with all Wolfram|Alpha posts, this summary is an injustice to what it a fascinating, concise, comprehensive article illustrated with brilliant charts and graphs. You should really read through it over here.

Source: Stephen Wolfram Blog