Sneak peek at social media survey results

Over the past few days I’ve been making lots of graphs and charts to display the results of my “Social media use in archives and special collections” survey. Would you like to have a sneak peak at some of the results?

Out of 185 total responses, 116 repositories use social media and 69 do not.

Repositories on social media

The most popular platform is Facebook, followed by blogs, Twitter, and Flickr.

Platforms repositories use

Most repositories joined social media platforms in 2010 and 2011.

When repositories joined social media

Some comments from those who have only recently joined up or have not yet (but want to) indicate that they had to wait a long time for approval from their supervisors or parent institutions.

In terms of platforms, I definitely expected Facebook to come out on top, with blogs, Twitter, Flickr, and YouTube as close contenders. The most popular responses for “Others” were Historypin and Foursquare.

I’m working on putting these statistics and many others into a report to share here on my blog. I’ll make sure to send the final results out to several listservs, and will publicize it here and on my other social media accounts. Please contact me with any questions comments.


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