Week 2 Facebook

Week 2 Facebook - Report: Older users flocking to Facebook,...

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Report: Older users flocking to Facebook, Twitter By Doug Gross , CNN August 27, 2010 11:21 a.m. EDT | Filed under: Social Media While younger people are the majority on social-media sites, the number of users over 50 is the fastest growing, a survey says. STORY HIGHLIGHTS In a year, percentage of over-50 users on sites like Facebook, Twitter nearly doubled The figure was charted in a survey reported Friday by the Pew Research Center Older users say the recent spike has been noticeable They say networking sites help to contact old friends and stay current on new trends (CNN) -- Nancy Ehrlich was nearing 50 and frustrated, teaching at her small Pennsylvania town's elementary school with colleagues who didn't share her love of technology. Then, last summer, she found Twitter.
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Now, Ehrlich -- who turns 51 in a few weeks -- barely qualifies for the fastest-growing club on the Web. The number of internet users over 50 who use social-networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter have nearly doubled in the past year, according to a study released Friday. "It definitely has changed my whole life -- that's how significant Twitter is to me," said Ehrlich, who now regularly chats with educators around the world and helps host a weekly forum for them on the
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This note was uploaded on 02/03/2011 for the course SOM 301 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at George Mason.

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