Skout honored international Online Friendship Day by taking a moment to recognize the important role friends play in our ever-changing digital world. Founded in 2007, Skout is a pioneer is the world on online socialization, who gives us the opportunity to meet people and expand our social circles globally. According to CEO and co-founder, Christian Wiklund, “We facilitated more than 680 million connections on our platform last year, and as our latest survey shows, having friends you met online is the norm in today’s digital society.”
Key points from Skout’s online survey included to the following:
On average, 3 out of 4 people have online friendships with people that have never met in real life.
- Out of the participants, 76 percent state they have at least one online friend they have never met in person.
- Over 83 percent would like to meet their online friends in real life.
Out of the all the surveyed participants,62 percent stated that they have at least five online friends, and over 41 percent have over 10!
Interestingly, over 64 percent of Americans have formed friendships with people on a global level. Over the past 10 years or so, there have been many changes in the way we live, work and communicate, but one thing that has remained the same is the need for friendship. Skout makes it easy to connect with people around the world. With over 16 million journeys taken during 2015 via Skout’s Travel feature, it’s become apparent that online friendships are no longer a fad.
As the largest global medium for meeting new and interesting people, Skout has made it possible to expand our social circles. Skout’s community spans over a whopping 180 countries and is currently available in 16 languages. Skout’s innovative cutting-edge technology has change they way we look at friendships.