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Facebook Audience Matures

While the older generations are not constantly on social networking sites, they are logging on between 1-4 times per month. Of the respondents in the 50+ age group, 73% of them logged on a few times of the month, compared to 30+ times at only 5%.

Teens and adults have the same feelings when it comes to social networks: to keep in touch with friends. 89% of teens, and 91% of adults all say that is the reason for their social networking. Adults are also making their way to social networking sites to organize for a cause/issue (43%), to make professional contacts (28%) and promote themselves or their work (28%). Social networking is no longer strictly for the younger community.

Source: eMarketer, February 25 2009

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