Imagine a time without social media. Some would argue that would be a perfect world, while others would miss being connected to friends, family, as well as being able to stay on top of the most current news stories as they happen.
According to We Are Social, the number of worldwide internet users is more than 3.8 billion, while the number of active social media users is over 2.7 billion, and this is only expected to grow.
The top three social sites that people spend time on a daily basis are Facebook (76%), Instagram (51%) and Twitter (42%).
Given this, and the amount of information we're posting online, it makes sense for recruiters to use this when making an assessment of your application.