When do college/university students check social media the most?

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  1. macdonjo3

    macdonjo3 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Does anyone have any study of when students are on social media the most?

    For example, when is the best time of day to tweet to your student audience? Being a student myself, my friend and I are thinking 7 PM is pretty good. Since people are finished class and doing homework and easily distracted, and people generally are on their phones and dicking around after they eat. Also, around 10-11PM many students get in bed so they can get up early for class, and likely on their phone then too.

    Those are my thoughts, because I can't find any studies or data on it.

    I might code something to check when a few friends post on social media the most.

    Any thoughts?
     
  2. LleixG

    LleixG Senior Member

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    I'm a student too and we all get the phone before going to classes, at lunch time and after classes
     
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    Agreed, so mornings (8-10am for me at least), then lunch time (12-1ish) and after classes/evening.
     
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    9am-12pm. Most classes start around 8-9am. Most of us who have been to college (my last semester was summer) and in the morning it seemed that people stared at their phones the most. I do not have a study to show you, but that is from personal experience.
     
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    I thought mornings would be a write off. Everyone is either late for class and has no time, or they are sleeping in. At 6 PM, I know everyone is awake and free generally.
     
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    I am a college student.
    I see kids checking their phone in class, in between classes, and after school in general.
    I think you should aim for a general time frame of when the Internet is the busiest. Around 6-7pm and 10pm-12am
     
  7. PandaDomo

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    Honestly, if it's a college student (I'm assuming 18-24hr old demographics), they're probably on their phone ALL day round. I go to a fairly large campus, and everywhere I go, I see people on their laptops, checking their phones regular, whether or not they're in class or just hanging around.
     
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    Before it's too late and evryone is out, but after they finish lectures. So I suggest ~4-5 PM
     
  9. phil7346

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    That's what I see too (not to mention during lectures :)