From Social Networking To Banking: Infographic Reveals What People Are Doing Online

Almost 80 percent of American adults are online, but what exactly are they doing? A new infographic from Flowtown and Column Five reveals the percentage of adult Internet users who are doing everything from social networking to shopping, banking, blogging, chatting, gaming and more.

Almost 80 percent of American adults are online, but what exactly are they doing?  A new infographic from Flowtown and Column Five reveals the percentage of adult Internet users who are doing everything from social networking to shopping, banking, blogging, chatting, gaming and more.

The infographic, ‘What Are People Doing Online?’, breaks down online activities into several categories—Entertainment And Social Networking, Finances, News, Personal Business, Shopping, and Web Surfing & Research.  These sections break down the percentage of adult internet users that partake in various online activities.  For instance, 71 percent of adult internet users watch videos on video-sharing sites like YouTube, 61 percent bank online, 81 percent check the weather online and 71 percent buy products online.

One of the most interesting parts of the infographic, however, is at the very bottom.  Flowtown and Column Five break down the Top 5 Things People Do The Most Online and the Top 5 Things People Do The Least Online.  The top five things people do the most may be obvious—email, search and the like.  However, the top five things people do the least was surprising (at least to me).  According to the infographic the top two uncommon online activities include creating a blog and using Twitter.  Only 13 percent use Twitter and only 30 percent share something they created.  These things are commonplace for me (and I’m sure for many of our readers as well) so I was surprised to hear this statistic.

Check out the infographic below and let us know what you think.  Are you surprised by the stats?  How many of the things on this infographic do you do online?

Megan O’Neill is the resident web video enthusiast here at Social Times.  Megan covers everything from the latest viral videos to online video news and tips, and has a passion for bizarre, original and revolutionary content and ideas.