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There is no denying how popular social networking has become, and has seemed to gain momentum from the start of this year. This was evident when Twitter doubled its amount of tweets in just over five months, which we recently mentioned.
There are three main contenders in the world of social networking, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube – there are others, but they have a long hill to climb to catch up to the big three. New research by Nielsen has been looking into this phenomenon and some of the results are interesting.
If the figures are to be believed, then Americans spend around 25 percent of their time on the Internet on social networking sites, and it seems that the audience is getting older- just make certain that you do not allow your parents to become a friend on Facebook.
Jon Swartz, from USA Today, has been looking at the research and it seems that the number of adults over 50 has doubled compared to those under 18. This shows that the older generation has started to embrace social networking – although it took them time to come around.
Most of them seem to be down to one thing, Farmville, and I would have to agree with that assumption. I have a number of family members who only joined Facebook to play Farmville and the number of other games available via the website. Do you agree with those figures?
Are you over 50, have you embraced social networking?