Although social media is still most definitely on the rise, many people have become more careful about the information they share on these platforms. According to a new poll I was reading, published by the Econsultancy blog, one in three UK social network users are now holding back information about what they like and events they have attended.
Overall, 53% of those polled stated that they were willing to share some personal information on sites like Facebook and Twitter in exchange for receiving personalised content. As many as 54% have shared their relationship status and half of those interviewed provided information about their likes and interests.
The proportion of shared information dropped significantly when it came to events users have attended and places they have visited while on holiday, with 35% and 30% sharing data about those respectively.