Wow, remember the film American Grafitti? It's ancient history more than ever now. Gartner research found that 46% of Americans 18-24 "prefer access to the Internet over access to their own car, and that teens drive less overall today than they did in past generations," Forbes reports, "highlighting the impact of technology on kids and the auto industry’s future challenges." Not a huge surprise, … [Read more...] about Young Americans want phones more than cars?!
Social media spaces are positive spaces for the most part, Amanda Lenhart of the Pew Internet Project reported at the annual Family Online Safety Institute conference today. "People in social network sites are generally kind," she told the audience as she shared the findings of a Pew report released today, adding that the vast majority of teen social networkers said that a friendship had been … [Read more...] about Teens’ social media experiences largely positive: Study
I'm not sure "the graying of social networking," as Pew puts it, quite describes what Pew discovered in its latest look at adult use of social sites in the US. It's more the mainstreaming of social networking, I think. "Fully 65% of adult internet users now say they use a social networking site like MySpace, Facebook or LinkedIn, up from 61% one year ago," according to the just-released report … [Read more...] about Adults’ social networking more than doubled since 2008: Study
The number of people using social network sites "has nearly doubled since 2008" to 59% of US Net users (47% of US adults in general) and the population of social sites has gotten older, the Pew Internet Project found. "The average age of adult-SNS [social network site] users has shifted from 33 in 2008 to 38 in 2010. Over half of all adult SNS users are now over the age of 35." As for which sites, … [Read more...] about Catching up with our kids in social sites: Study