Pew Study on Social Networking and Kids

If you haven’t seen this yet, check it out. It’s a Pew Study on the time teens spend on social networking sites. Pew Internet: Social Networking Websites and Teens: An Overview Here’s the big story: most teens use the “networking” sites to hang out with the friends they already have. It’s networking in the sense […]

If you haven’t seen this yet, check it out. It’s a Pew Study on the time teens spend on social networking sites.

Pew Internet: Social Networking Websites and Teens: An Overview

Here’s the big story: most teens use the “networking” sites to hang out with the friends they already have.

Pew Study on Teens and Social Networking

It’s networking in the sense that they’re hanging out with friends but not as much in the sense of meeting new people. It’s another indication that people use technology to do the things they already do…not for mind-bending new activities. (over time our activities change, but pretty slowly)

Like all studies like this, these results should be viewed more as trend indicators instead of the last word.

Published: January 12th, 2007

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