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Nov 15, 2011Aaron Smith
Social networking sites are appealing as a way to maintain contact with close ties and reconnect with old friends.
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“Web 2.0” is an umbrella term that is used to refer to a new era of Web-enabled applications that are built around user-generated or user-manipulated content, such as wikis, blogs, podcasts, and social networking sites.
Keith Hampton, New York Times
Feb 12, 2012
Social media has made every relationship persistent and pervasive. We no longer lose social ties over our lives; we have Facebook friends forever. The constant feed of status updates and digital photos from our online social circles is the modern fro...
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Barbara Ortutay, Associated Press
Feb 3, 2012
The goody-two-shoes among us say it’s better to give than to receive. That’s not true for the average Facebook user, though.
A new study out Friday found that the average user of the world’s biggest online social network gets more than they give. ...
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Hayley Tsukayama, Washington Post
The average Facebook user has 245 friends. But the average friend on Facebook has 359 friends.
So says the latest study by the Pew Center’s Internet and American Life Project. But how could it be true that your friends, on average, are more po...
Feb 3, 2012Keith Hampton, Lauren Sessions Goulet, Cameron Marlow, Lee Rainie
The effect of Facebook ‘power users’ on everybody else
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Dec 5, 2011Mary Madden
Senior Research Specialist Mary Madden's presentation on teens, social networking sites, and cell phones, prepared for the Consortium for School Networking meeting.
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John P. Mello Jr., PCWorld
Nov 15, 2011
Two-thirds of adults online use social media like Facebook, Twitter, MySpace and LinkedIn, primarily to maintain connections to friends and family, according to the results of a survey by the Pew Internet and American Life Project.
Of the more tha...
Benny Evangelista, San Francisco Chronicle
Anyone who’s not using a social network probably wonders what the fuss is all about.
But for those who use Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn, and that’s more than half of all adult Americans, the answer revealed by a new study released today will come...
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Greg Finn, Search Engine Land
The Pew Internet & American Life project polled over 2,250 Americans to find out why exactly they use social media platforms. The results pointed to one common answer: keeping in-though with acquaintances or reconnecting with former friends they ma...
Samantha Murphy, msnbc.com
The most common reason U.S. consumers use social networking sites is to stay in touch with family and friends ― more than to reconnect with old friends and keep tabs on celebrities, a new survey finds.
In a survey for the Pew Internet & American L...
Nov 4, 2011
The Internet often provides families like the Leach's unfiltered health information and access to specialists. It also has increasingly become the place where people connect with others who share similar diagnoses, through blogging, Facebook and othe...
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The Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project is one of seven projects that make up the Pew Research Center. The Center is supported by The Pew Charitable Trusts.
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