More Than Half of US Teenagers Use Social Networking Sites
According to a new study (pdf) conducted by the Pew Internet & American Life project, around 55% of American teenagers are currently active on social networking sites. Some people even seem to think that this figure could be understated, estimating the total number at something around 75/80 percent. What do you think? Do you agree with these figures?
The survey breaks usage into demographic groups, although in general females are the most avid users of social networking sites and are more likely to have posted a profile online. Older girls, aged 15 to 17, are more likely to have used a social networking site, compared with 54 percent of older boys; 70 percent of these girls have created a site, compared with 57 percent of older boys.