Online App SKOUT Reveals Results from Friendship Day Survey

Recently, the popular social media app SKOUT released data that had been collected through a survey done regarding online friendship. The data collected came from a survey done by more than 23,000 people from around the world and asked about current trends when it came to online friendships.

Some of the data released from the findings of the survey done by SKOUT include:

The majority of people have at least five online friends.
41% of Americans surveyed have at least 10 online friends, while 62% have at least five friends online.

3 out of 4 people surveyed have an online friend they have yet to meet in real life.
76% of those asked in the United States said that they have an online friend that they have never met in real life. Over 80% of the people polled said that they would like to meet their online friends in person sometime.

Cell phones have made it easier to start online friendships and keep in touch.
Over 90% of Americans have said that they use their cell phones to communicate with their online friends instead of using a computer, and nearly 60% of people have said that they communicate with their online friends daily.

Online friendships happen globally.

Over 60% of Americans polled have said that they have online friends that live outside of the country that they live in.

The data on this survey could not have been released at a more appropriate time. February third marked the second annual International Online Friendship Day, which celebrates friends connected all around the world. The Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of SKOUT, Christian Wiklund, has said that his app has helped to facilitate over 680 million connections from around the world. Meeting people online is the new norm these days.

SKOUT is available for Windows, Android or iPhone. You can also sign up online, or through Facebook and Twitter.