The Pew Internet and American Life Project's recent release of data reveals information all about the way in which users’ interact and function on Facebook.
The data collected has all been based years of surveys and polls dedicated to tracking people's social media use.
The article releasing this data is called "Facebook: A Profile of Its 'Friends,'" and the article comes complete with bar graphs and charts.
We've compiled a slideshow of the study's most interesting facts about users and their reigning social media king below. See how closely your Facebook use aligns with your generation's network activities.
You're Right. Mom Does Not Have As Many Friends As You
Bar graph displays the average number of Facebook friends by generation.
Facebook Friend Count
On average, Facebook users have 229 Facebook friends. The average user makes seven new Facebook friends a month. They friend request three of those new friends and accept the other four.
Can't Escape High School Online
On average, 22 percent of users' Facebook friends are from their high school.
The Kevin Bacon Effect
The sample found that with two degrees of separation - Facebook friends of friends - they <a href="http://pewresearch.org/databank/dailynumber/?NumberID=1502" target="_hplink">could reach an average of 156,569</a> other Facebook users.
Facebook Users Really Do Have More Friends
According to the study, a Facebook user who uses the site several times daily is 43 percent more likely than other internet users and more than three times as likely as non-internet users to feel that most people can be trusted. These individuals also have closer relationships with 9 percent more "close, core ties" in their social network than other internet users. They are also more likely to receive emotional support and companionship offline, says the study.
The study reports that 80 percent of friend requests are accepted. While 40 percent of the surveyed sample sent a friend request, <a href="http://pewinternet.org/Reports/2012/Facebook-users/Summary/About.aspx" target="_hplink">63 percent received one</a> within the same month-long period.
When Did You Last Update Your Status?
Millennials update their Facebook statuses more frequently than any other age group.
Gender And The Social Network
According to the study, female participants averaged 21 Facebook status updates monthly. Meanwhile, the men who were surveyed reported updating their statuses an average of six times.
The study asked its sample population to determine how often they comment on a friend's page. Over the course of a month, half the sample commented on a friend's page, and half also received a comment from a friend.
Facebook Users Are More Politically Savvy
According to the study, those who use Facebook instead of other internet or social media sites are significantly more vocal and engaged with politics. The study says that a Facebook user who uses the site multiple times per day is two and half times more likely to attend a political rally, 57 percent more likely to persuade someone on their vote and 43 percent more likely to say they'll vote.
Friend Posts Something Cool. Reaction: 'Like!'
On any given day, 26 percent of Facebook users will "Like" another user's content. Over the course of a month, the study's users "Liked" friends' content an average of 14 times, and they received an average of 20 "Likes" on their content.
Not Bothering To Hide Others' Thoughts
The study reported that less than 5 percent of its participants blocked content from another user in their newsfeed.
Privacy and Reputation Management
Bar graph shows the increase in users' policing of information on their social network. Most Facebook <a href="http://www.pewinternet.org/Reports/2012/Privacy-management-on-social-media.aspx" target="_hplink">users restrict access to their profiles</a> (58 percent), and women are more likely than men to utilize privacy settings.