The majority of Fortune 500 CEOs don’t have a presence on any of 6 major social networks analyzed, according to the latest study [download page] of CEOs’ social behavior from Domo and CEO.com.Â In fact, most of those who do maintain a presence do so on only a single network, amounting to one-quarter of the total sample tracked last year.
About 1 in 10 were onÂ 2 networks, while a mereÂ 3% were onÂ 3 or more networks. Only 1 CEO was on 5 of the 6Â major networks (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Google+, Instagram).
More CEOs are onÂ LinkedIn than any other socialÂ media platform, per the report. In sum, 181 CEOs (36%) maintained an account on the platform last year,Â up from 161 in 2015 and 128 in 2014. Facebook and Twitter came in at a distant second and third. Gains in CEO users over the last few years were offset by a drop inÂ 2016 to 40 Facebook (8%) and 36 Twitter (7%) users, down from 2015’s high of 57 Facebook and 50 Twitter users.
- Half of the 76 new CEOs in the F500 in 2016 did not use social media at all;
- Of the 36 F500 CEOs on Twitter, 25 were active users;
- Most popular on LinkedIn: BlackRock’s CEO, Larry Fink (536k followers) and JPMorgan Chase & Co’s Jamie Dimon (498k followers).
- Most popular on Twitter: Apple CEO, Tim Cook (3.94 million followers) and Salesforce CEO, Marc Benioff (13,400 tweets).
- Most popular on Facebook: Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg (78 million followers) and Netflix CEO, Reed Hastings (199,800 followers).
- Most popular on Instagram: Walmart CEO, Doug McMillon (16,800 followers) and Live Nation’s CEO, Michael Rapino (5,054 followers)
- Most popular on YouTube and Google+: Alphabet CEO, Larry Page (10 million followers on both YouTube and Google+) and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg (685k followers on each channel).
- Only 3 CEOs have a presence on YouTube: Lowell McAdam (Verizon), Larry Page (Alphabet) and Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook).
About the Data: The report was based on research conductedÂ over the course of the year, starting January 1 and completed on November 28, 2016.Â Over 500 CEOs were represented in the data, from the Fortune 500 list (several companies have co-CEOs).