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09th Oct 2014

New stats reveal how many Irish people actually know ALL their social media friends

Do you personally know all of your Facebook friends? New research from Irish Life has revealed some of Ireland’s social media habits...

Oisin Collins

Do you personally know ALL of your Facebook friends? We mean every single one of them… Well, new interesting research from Irish Life has revealed some of Ireland’s social media habits…

The folks over at Irish Life have conducted some interesting research on Ireland’s social media habits ahead of the launch of their brand new campaign entitled; We Know Irish life – We are Irish Life, which celebrates 75 years in business.

The findings below are just a sample of 75 humorous and insightful facts that will feature throughout the campaign – don’t worry, it doesn’t include Tinder…

Without further ado, here are some of the interesting Irish social media facts…

  • Only 55% allow themselves to be tagged in images on Facebook
  • 43% of Irish people are friends with at least five colleagues on Facebook
  • 37% only check-in on Facebook if they are somewhere interesting
  • 40% of Irish people look at someone’s social media before they go on a date
  • Just 38% of Irish people know all of their Facebook friends personally
  • 34% of Irish people hide their friends news feed if they post too many pictures of their pets/babies
  • Only 28% read the terms and conditions for apps and social media
  • 24% of Irish people have tried online dating
  • 23% of Irish people have a Facebook ‘cull’ once a year
  • 1 in 5 only post things on Facebook that make them look exciting
  • 1 in 5 have never checked their privacy settings
  • Only 15% only use LinkedIn when looking for a job
  • Over 1 in 10 of Irish people have lied on an online dating profile

Keep an eye out for the We Know Irish life – We are Irish Life campaign over the coming months for more interesting facts on Irish social media users.