British Facebook users are drunk in 76% of their photos

British Facebook users are drunk in 76% of their photos

Summary: The average British Facebook user is drunk in three quarters of of his or her tagged Facebook photos, according to a new study by MyMemory. 1,781 British Facebook users were surveyed in total.

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Alcohol plays a big role in society, and its effects are particularly often displayed on social networks such as Facebook. It turns out the number is very high for British Facebook users, at least according to a survey conducted by MyMemory, which found 76 percent of their tagged Facebook photos had some connection with alcohol.

The study asked 1,781 British Facebook users about their photos on Facebook. On average, over three-quarters of the respondents' photos depicted them consuming alcohol or were taken after the consumption of alcohol.

If this is indeed the number, the remaining statistics aren't as surprising. 56 percent of those surveyed said that they had "drunk photos" of themselves on Facebook they would not want colleagues or employers to see. Only 8 percent admitted to appearing in pictures that could get them into "serious trouble at work."

On the other hand, the poll also found that two thirds of British Facebook users had intentionally tagged friends in embarrassing photos so other friends would be notified. A huge 93 percent of respondents said they had deleted tags on potentially compromising photos because they were "too embarrassing."

Still, many users allow the public to see what they are up to. 26 percent said their account's privacy controls were set to allow anyone to view Facebook photos in which they were tagged. 12 percent said they stopped even their friends from accessing them. The majority, 58 percent, let friends view their pictures.

"We're all guilty of going out and having a good time, but nowadays the photos inevitably catch up with us online, so we wanted to look at how much these photos dominate our presence on social media sites," Rebecca Huggler of MyMemory said in a statement. "The thing to remember is that most photos are taken on special occasions or get-togethers with friends and family."

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Emil Protalinski

About Emil Protalinski

Emil is a freelance journalist writing for CNET and ZDNet. Over the years,
he has covered the tech industry for multiple publications, including Ars
Technica, Neowin, and TechSpot.

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  • RE: British Facebook users are drunk in 76% of their photos

    sounds about right, I wonder if it is a cause for concern, most social interaction worthy of picture taking take place after the pressence of alcohol. unless its a holiday, or kids, or animals. which are about 25% of things in the UK apparetnly
    beenman500
    • If I had to live in the UK again...

      I'd have to be drunk more than 75% of the time. Anything less would be a concern.
      Richard Flude
      • RE: British Facebook users are drunk in 76% of their photos

        @Richard Flude we get enough holiday, unlike the US
        beenman500
      • They do get the holidays, and less commercials

        @Richard Flude
        [i]If I had to live in the UK again... I'd have to be drunk more than 75% of the time. Anything less would be a concern. [/i]

        LOL. Well at least London. Other areas are lovely if not, um, quaint.

        Then again, look at it this way. 76% of the time they're feeling no pain (er, if they're not brawling in the streets and burning down flats). And by God, we're speaking their bloody language, aren't we? Having only [s]ridded[/s] rid ourselves of that highfalutin' Oxfordian accent ... [swapping it for lovely Yankee nasal tones]

        Let's not get started on those gnarly, red haired cousins of theirs, the Scots. ;)
        klumper
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    rayhan2011
    • Proof positive

      lol@rayhan2011<br><br>That this article is accurate.
      klumper
  • It is a logical statement to say alcohol is a large part of UK's youth

    as I can see no reason as to why people would start a riot after a simple football match if they where sober most of the time.

    :|
    Tim Cook
  • That explains...

    why I'm not on Facebook, I don't drink enough!

    And, if they don't want colleagues or employers to see the pictures, why are they posting them on the Internet?
    wright_is
  • RE: British Facebook users are drunk in 76% of their photos

    29.88 million FB user registered in Britain, so 1,781 British Facebook users represents...
    ...not much!
    Agnostic_OS
  • RE: British Facebook users are drunk in 76% of their photos

    100% of Washington DC are Stupid when using theirs. Hows that for genuine?
    WhoNeedsChevronsToCommand