Facebook turned 10 on Tuesday, and with 1.23 billion monthly active users, 37 offices worldwide and more than 6,000 employees, it’s something to celebrate.
But how are Facebook users actually using the social network after a decade?
According to a recent survey conducted by Pew Research, 54% of female responders said they use Facebook to view photos and videos, while 42% of male responders said they use it to share with a wide audience — the top two reasons cited by women and men, respectively. Other uses include seeing funny posts, following news and using the platform as a support network.
Created by Statista, the following chart shows the eight “major reasons” that male and female users cited for using Facebook.
By Matt Petronzio