Infographic: Facebook Sizes Up Generation Y

If using Facebook is frowned upon by most employers, you wouldn’t know it by looking at the statistics of how many people actually use the social media platform for linking up with colleagues and posting information about their professional life.

A new study by Millennial Branding, attempted to sum up some very interesting statistics about people aged 18 to 29, better known as: Generation Y.  More than 50 million Facebook data points were compiled from, and the findings were quite astounding. The study was compiled on November 15, 2011 and identified 4 million Generation Y Facebook users.

Some of the major findings in this study were:

  • 80 percent of Generation Y list at least one school entry on their Facebook profiles
  • Only  36 percent list a job entry — indicating that it’s more likely they identify themselves with a college than an employer.
  • The culture of job hopping is prevalent as most Generation Y’ers  have an average of two-years tenure at a job.
  • A meager 7 percent work at Fortune 500 Companies.
  • “Owner” is the fifth most popular job title for Gen Y’ers — quite the entrepreneurial generation

For an easier, more visually stimulating way to soak in these stats check out this awesome infographic created by Millennial Branding:


Generation Y and Facebook


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