ST. LOUIS — What’s the first thing you do in the morning, even before even turning on Today in St. Louis?

It would be a safe bet that you grab your phone to check your notifications: Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook, Twitter. While the range of use varies from case to case, the numbers show that as a whole, society is addicted to social media. For Recovery Week,' 5 On Your Side is sharing more about how people of all ages are connecting—and how you can tone it down on the social media use.

Early 20s-30s

Use of social media, according to Sprout:

  • Facebook: 88%
  • Snapchat: 56%
  • Twitter: 36%
  • Pinterest: 36%
  • LinkedIn: 34%
  • Instagram: 59%

Mid-30s-40s

  • Facebook: 84%
  • Snapchat: 13%
  • Twitter: 21%
  • Pinterest: 28%
  • LinkedIn: 33%
  • Instagram: 33%

Age 50+

  • Facebook: 72%
  • Snapchat: 9%
  • Twitter: 33%
  • Pinterest: 34%
  • LinkedIn: 24%
  • Instagram: 18%

Teens

  • Sprout doesn’t track data from teens, but research is proving they are dropping Facebook in favor of Instagram and Snapchat as their preferred platforms.