There’s no question about it – online photo sharing is booming. But who’s sharing photos and how many? When are people sharing and what types of photos do social networkers like the most? Social photo discovery engine Pixable teamed up with Harvard Professor Mikolaj Jan Piskorski to conduct a new study on user behavior with Facebook photos, in order to find the answers to these questions and more. Pixable has compiled the results of the study in an infographic about Facebook photos. Some of the statistics may surprise you!
The data in the infographic is based on a sample of 100,000 Pixable Photofeed users. Check it out below and then continue reading below for more facts and analysis about user behavior when it comes to sharing photos on Facebook.
Thought the facts in the infographic were interesting? Pixable shared a little more information about their research and findings on the company blog, so we thought we’d share them with you as well:
Photo sharing is exploding. Pixable writes that, “At the rate of 6 billion photos uploaded each month, there will be about 100 billion photos on Facebook by summer 2011.”
Did you think that most people uploaded their weekend photos on Mondays and Tuesdays? Not true! Weekends are the most popular time to upload photos. Pixable has a hypothesis about this: “We have the hypothesis that people upload photos on weekends because they are increasingly sharing directly from their smart phones, rather than waiting until they are in front of their computers.” What do you think?
According to Harvard Professor Mikolaj Jan Piskorsky’s research, women receive about two thirds of all social photo views. “Men prefer looking at women they don’t know, followed by looking at women they do know. And women prefer looking at other women they know.” It’s pretty evident that everyone digs looking at pictures of chicks.
Were you surprised by any of the statistics in the Pixable infographic? Do you think that your social photo behavior is reflected by the findings of this study?