New Research from ShareThis Compares Social Behavior on Desktop and Mobile Web

Data reveals mobile web users are two times more social than desktop users

PALO ALTO, Calif.--()--In a new study of social behavior across devices, ShareThis today revealed important insights into what people are sharing, on which devices, and the social networks they are sharing to the most.

The Cross-Device Research compared 4.9 billion social patterns across desktop web and 1.2 billion social patterns across mobile web. Key findings include:

  • The mobile web is twice as social as desktop: Consumers are nearly twice as likely to click and share content on social networks through mobile devices as opposed to desktops.
  • The iPhone is the most social device: Users are three times more likely to share content via their iPhone versus the desktop and one and a half times more likely to share on an iPhone versus all other mobile devices.
  • Sharing activity on mobile is dominated by Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest: Facebook accounts for 60 percent of sharing on mobile and Pinterest is nearly three times more represented on mobile than on desktop. Most email sharing happens on the desktop but rarely on mobile.
  • Facebook is the number one social channel on iPhones, but Pinterest is the number one social channel on iPads: Consumers share to Facebook 66.4 percent of the time on iPhones compared to other channels while Pinterest is the dominating social channel on iPads with almost 50 percent of social activity.

“Digital is reshaping the publishing and advertising industries while mobile has changed the way people find, consume and share information. Regardless of the device or channel, sharing is the purest expression of interest-based social activity,” says Kurt Abrahamson, CEO of ShareThis. “With these insights, publishers and advertisers can understand the connections between content, consumers, their devices and their sharing habits in order to navigate the ever-changing digital, social and mobile landscape.”

To download the full report, click here.

About ShareThis

ShareThis powers the social web, touching the lives of 95 percent of U.S. Internet users across more than two million publisher sites and 120+ social media channels. It makes content more engaging for publishers and marketing more effective for brands by tapping into the purest expression of interest-based social activity. ShareThis is the company for those wanting to make the world more connected, trusted and valuable through sharing. Based in Palo Alto, CA, the company is privately held. To learn more visit http://www.sharethis.com

Contacts

ShareThis
Matt Wolfrom, 646-320-2006
mwolfrom (at) sharethis (dot) com
or
Cutline Communications for ShareThis
Rachel Manson, 703-399-5908
rachel (at) cutline (dot) com

Release Summary

Today, ShareThis released a new study on social behavior across various devices. It provides insights into what people are sharing, on which devices, and to which social networks they're sharing most

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Contacts

ShareThis
Matt Wolfrom, 646-320-2006
mwolfrom (at) sharethis (dot) com
or
Cutline Communications for ShareThis
Rachel Manson, 703-399-5908
rachel (at) cutline (dot) com