Social media stats

Social media stats on posting too much information

Whether you realize it or not, whenever you sign-up for a new social network, you share a lot of valuable, personal information. While you need this to sign-up for most social networks, how much information is too much to share? This collection of social media stats shows you what type of information gets posted to your favorite social networks and what the risks are to posting it online.

Some of the information that people often share on social media sites are their birthday, names of family members, favorite television shows, and more. While this doesn’t seem like a big deal, it is when you consider that 63% of users use their birthday to answer a security question (tweet this stat).

To put that into context, if you’re someone who uses your birthday to answer a security question and it is available publicly on your favorite social media sites because you shared it, this could put you at risk.

In addition to sharing your birthday, here are a few more social media stats that you want to be aware of.

Overall, there is a lot of personal information that you share on social networks that can a security concern.

Take a look at this infographic from Trend Micro that talks about other social media stats that we post on social networks and the risks associated with sharing them.

Social media stats on oversharing

Social media stats

Protecting yourself from oversharing on social media.

The only true way to limit the sharing of information on social networks is not to join them. Obviously, you feel like you’re missing out.

If you’re a Facebook user, be sure you read the following articles:

Do these social media stats surprise you? What ways do you protect yourself from oversharing personal information on social networks? Leave a comment below.