Majority of Users Don't Post Vacation Pics Online, Avira Uncovers
Article by George Norman
On 01 Sep 2011
Avira, company that offers home and business security software solutions and is best known for its free antivirus product, ran a survey with the aim of uncovering if users post their vacation photos on social networking sites. The survey uncovered that the majority of users play it safe and do not post their vacation photos on social networks.

A grand total of 2,559 people responded to Avira’s survey and answered the question “Summer time is vacation time. Do you share your vacation memories via social networks?”. After counting all the answers, Avira came up with the following percentages:

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- 44% of users said they do not use social networks of any kind.
- 22.2% of respondents said they use social networks and they share vacation photos on them. These users share only selected content and they share it only with their closest friends.
- 20.7% said that they use social networks, but make a conscious decision not to share any vacation photos on said social networks. These users said that “where and when I am on vacation has no place on any social network.”
- 13.1% of respondents said they use social networks and they share everything about their vacation on the networks. They share photos and sometimes movies.

Here is what Avira’s COO Market and Operations, Travis Witteveen, had to say about the survey:

“The battle for information privacy is an ongoing concern, so it is refreshing to see that most of those who responded to our vacation information survey are wise enough not to give out information too liberally about when they are away from their homes or where they’re going. We know that the bad guys troll the Web for personal information which can be exploited, so it’s a good policy to just say ‘no’ to providing too much personal information on social networking sites.”



Tags: Avira, Security, Survey, Social networks
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