Monday, June 4, 2018

How Many Social Media Users Are Real People?

Who cares? Seriously...I have never lost sleep thinking about this.

Tallies suggest there are over three billion social media users in the world, many of whom maintain accounts on multiple platforms. The total number of social media accounts may be several times that, making the task of sorting out people (and their braver/sassier/sexier online alter-egos) from commercial, political, and general trolling accounts a gargantuan technical challenge.