When you start using Skout, it is incredible how quickly you will make new friends. I never expected this before I tried out the application. I was skeptical at first because I thought it was a dating application, just like all of the rest of those types of applications. However, Skout is so much more than another dating application. Someone can certainly use the Skout platform to find dates and find romantic encounters, but it is by no means just a dating site. Skout is like a crossover over dating sites and social media sites.
It is a new, fresh take on social media where you actually engage with people instead of just liking their photos. People can post their own photos on Skout, and people can like or comment on the photos that users post, but it isn’t just about the photos. It’s a platform that allows users to really engage with one another. The messenger is probably my favorite feature. You can send photos in messenger, too. The photos are blurred out until you decide to click on the photo to view it.
When I first start using Skout, I downloaded the application and set up a profile to make friends. I didn’t want to date anyone online. I have had some great friendships come from meeting people on Skout. Skout recently conducted this survey as part of a tribute to international online friends day. The survey collected information from Skout’s user base about the ways that they view friendship and having online friends. The statistics from this survey are quite interesting, and they might be something to look over if you are deciding whether or not to engage with users on Skout.
The survey results indicated that most people use their mobile phones to communicate with their online friends and the online community. Actually, 92 percent of Americans surveyed prefer using their mobile device over the alternative, a computer. Another interesting statistic from this survey pointed to the fact that 3 out of 4 people have at least one friend online. In fact, another statistic states that 62 percent of people have at least 5 friends online through Skout. Here’s the article from PR Newswire if you want to read it.