Lightspeed Research, on behalf of the Oxygen Media Insights Group, surveyed a nationally representative sample of 1,605 U.S. adults who use social media. According to reports on the survey–we have not been able to find the actual report itself–39% of women 18-34 are now self-proclaimed “Facebook addicts.”
We’re not sure how the researchers defined “Facebook addicts,” but, according to the media reports, 57% of women social network users report talking to people online more than face-to-face, while 34% say checking Facebook is the first thing they do in the morning.
48% of all respondents now claim to get more news through Facebook than from traditional news outlets. 57% said they ‘talk’ more on Facebook than they do in person.