Social Asks Infographic: Twitter Accounts for Whopping Majority

How confident are you when it comes to social networking asks? Are you a Twitter devotee who has no qualms asking people to ‘follow’ you or maybe you prefer to ask people to ‘like’ you on Facebook. According to a new social ‘asks’ infographic Twitter accounts for a whopping majority of social asks and the statistics involved may surprise you.

A study looking at 3.3 million asks was conducted by Alterian and Sevans Strategy and the results compiled on an infographic, which makes the information more easily digestible. We heard of the infographic from Todd Wasserman over on Mashable who tells us that asks from several platforms were looked at for one month, including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Tumblr and others. ‘”Follow me,” mostly relayed on Twitter, was the most popular ask by far, accounting for a staggering 95.9% of social requests. You can see the full infographic below this story.

Facebook, by comparison, only accounted for 2.2% of asks with only 0.03% from Foursquare, the location-based social network. However for Facebook the figures were only compiled from public Pages but Sarah Evans of Sevans Strategy said, “Our best guess was that there wouldn’t be any private pages asking people to ‘Like’ them.” Another statistic noted on the infographic showed that in a day there were 107,945 asks while asks over a week totaled 755,618. In a geographical breakdown of the top 5 U.S. states for asks Indiana accounted for most with 16.2% of the total.

Also the amount of women and men making social asks was pretty equal with only 0.3% more women asking than men. Are you surprised that Twitter asks accounted for so much of the overall social asks over a month? Let us know with your comments.