People prefer Instagram over Facebook to interact with celebrities

The data analytic team from Facebook IQ analysed 5,500 users of Facebook and Instagram in six countries for their behaviour and emotions across the two platforms

People prefer Instagram over Facebook to  interact with celebrities


A recent survey has suggested that people prefer Instagram over Facebook to interact with celebrities.

The survey says that people are 1.3 times more likely to chat with celebrities using photo and video sharing website Instagram rather than its parent company Facebook.

The data analytic team from Facebook IQ analysed 5,500 users of Facebook and Instagram in six countries - Australia, Brazil, France, Japan, the UK and the US - for their behaviour and emotions across the two platforms.

"People use both Facebook and Instagram but each fulfils their needs to a different extent. Our survey revealed that for people who use both feeds equally, Facebook better satisfies their need for empowerment, recognition and connection and Instagram fulfils their desire for fun, relaxation and discovery," said Vicki Molina-Estolano, researcher at Facebook IQ. According to the findings, millennials are more likely to seek out video content than older generations.

They are also more likely to follow accounts related to fashion, beauty, interior design and people they don't know personally on Instagram than on Facebook.

When major events occur, respondents turn to Facebook for reactions and opinions and to Instagram for behind-the-scenes content, revealed the survey. The survey also suggested that for users, fun was defined as encountering the unexpected on Instagram, and as humour on Facebook. "Parents on Facebook tend to look for updates from friends and family, news and humour content and on Instagram, they more often seek information about celebrities, fashion, travel and beauty," revealed the survey. 

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