Let’s face it: social media has become an intricate part of our lives. Social media helps us find jobs, stay in touch with grandma, and even find love. It’s no wonder 71% of the class of 2011 believes that their employer will view their social media profiles. With the rise of the character resume employers can now judge not only the professional background of the employee, but also their personal character. Depending on how you maintain your digital profiles this can be a good or a bad thing. Either way, social media is most certainly not a waste of time. This infographic shows the numbers behind some of the benefits we receive on a daily basis from our favorite social networks.