To post or not to post? Our social media habits for Christmas revealed

It might be a day for spending loved ones, but 51% of us will be logging on to post on social media this Christmas. That is according to a new poll by Carphone Warehouse which assesses the use of social networking around the Christmas period.

A huge 82% of those planning to use social media on Christmas Day will spend up to 3 hours surfing their social media accounts. 39% admit to doing this to find out what other men and women are up to about the day while 1 in 5 say they find this very long day; they prefer to log on to kill a couple of hours.

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If it comes to that which we post on social media at Christmas, just over a quarter, say they like to post ‘festive scenes’ like Christmas lights and trees at the series up to the D-day while one-fifth tend to post pictures of family and friends.

On December 25 itself, video and pictures of gifts being opened are the number one post type of post. This is followed by family & friend photos (2), Christmas dinner pictures (3), pics of our pets (4) & selfies(5).

TO POST OR NOT TO POST?

Two-thirds of people polled will attend a work Christmas party this December and half (51%) wish to post images in the night to social media while 1 in 5 will post movie.

Facebook is the number one platform for posting party pics & video (46%) while 1 in 4 (26%) say they will be snapchatting portions of the job ‘do.

Just over 1 in 5 (22%) claim they’ve submitted a drunk picture or video of a colleague to social media previously & nearly a third (32%) admit they didn’t request permission before hitting the upload button. It comes as no real surprise then a quarter of those polled say they were annoyed in the past by seeing a drunk picture or video of those the day after the night before.

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Despite possibly risking the wrath of work colleagues, two-thirds say they have no regrets about posting pictures or video in the labour party. 12% assert they would post an image or a movie of the boss drunk at the Christmas celebration.

Key findings

  • More than half say they will post to Social media on Christmas Day·
  • 82% will pay up to 3 hours on social media on Christmas Day·
  • 39% say they’ll go on social media on Christmas Day to see what other people do·
  • Photographs and movie of gifts being opened is the number 1 thing we will catch for social media on Christmas Day·
  • A quarter say that they feel annoyed when they view a picture or video from a party the next day·
  • Facebook the very popular channel to place to following the Christmas party·
  • 12% say they’d put a drunk picture or video of the boss to social media.
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