Friday, April 30, 2010

Only Half Social Media Users Stick With Their Real Names

"Normally a survey conducted by the insurance industry isn’t all that interesting here atDigital Trends, but we’re making an exception here: a new survey of 1,040 Americans conducted by Opinion Research in April (and sponsored by the Chubb Group of Insurance Companies) finds that just over half of those surveys always use their real names on social networking services like Facebook, Twitter, and Foursquare. One third said they use a mixture of their real name and perhaps a nickname to identify themselves, and 18 percent always use a nickname and never a real name to identify themselves.

And here’s something more interesting: fully two thirds (66 percent) of respondents said they would not use mobile technology that posts their location to social networking services."
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