Monday, August 29, 2011

65% of online adults use social networking sites, and most describe their experiences in positive terms

Report from the Pew Internet & American Life Project:

For the first time, more than half of ALL U.S. adults now use a social network

Two-thirds of adult internet users (65%) now say they use a social networking site like MySpace, Facebook or LinkedIn, up from 61% one year ago. That’s more than double the percentage that reported social networking site usage in 2008 (29%). And for the first time in Pew Internet surveys it means that half of all adults (50%) use social networking sites. The pace with which new users have flocked to social networking sites has been staggering; when we first asked about social networking sites in February of 2005, just 8% of internet users – or 5% of all adults – said they used them.
And most like what they're seeing and doing:

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