Infographic: When do people share on social media?

Check out the best time and day to share content, and much more in this graphic.

Who shares your link after you post it to Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or Tumblr?

How long is its shelf life? When will people—both inside your network and out—click on it?

AddThis, a social bookmarking service, answered these tough questions and more in an infographic using data it accumulated over the past five years. Here are some of the highlights.

  • The peak sharing time is 9:30 a.m. EST every day.
  • Wednesday is the peak day of the week for sharing.
  • Most people click on a link two minutes after sharing.
  • Sharing by copying and pasting URLs directly from the address bar to emails or other social channels can be up to 10 times more than from sharing tools.

Get the rest of your answers about online sharing:

Kristin Piombino is an editorial assistant for, where this story first appeared.


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