How Mothers and Fathers Use Social Media Totally Differently

Once upon a time, social media was something only "the kids" were doing. Well, those days are LONG gone. Today, parents are all over social media and they are not just on the parent favorite platform Facebook either.

However, mothers and fathers use social platforms in rather different ways. Social media has become the main source of news for users and is a major source for parenting advice, according to a recent study by Pew Research Center. 

Here are a few ways that mother and father social behaviors differ-

  • Mothers engage much more in their social networks than fathers. 37% interact frequently, 39% interact sometimes, 18% interact hardly ever and 5% interact never. 
  • Mothers use Instagram and Pinterest more than fathers.
  • Linkedin is the only platform used more by fathers versus mothers. 

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