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Almost all U.S. adults aged 18-24 use social media

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 09 Oct 2011 19:59 User comments (15)

Almost all U.S. adults aged 18-24 use social media According to Experian Simmons, about 129 million people of the U.S. population uses social media.
That figure amounts to 41 percent of the entire population of the nation.

98 percent of online users, aged 18-24, use social media, an astounding number, while 97 percent of adults aged 24-34 use the platforms. Even the older generation, 65 and older, have 73 percent of people using social media.

It is unclear exactly how these figures are calculated but Experian "claims it uses leading technologies to format, cleanse and load data that is acquired directly from government sources and industry leading vendors," says TNW.

A few other notable statistics include the fact that 46 percent of online adults use social media to communicated with friends, up from just 32 percent in 2009 and 30 percent of Hispanic consumers saying they use social media to follow companies and music artists, compared to 18 percent for non-Hispanic population.

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15 user comments

19.10.2011 20:21

Thats because the "maturity" of a 24 year old now days, is the same as a 16 year old. trust me i know, alot of them work with me. and yes they ARE immature and annoying.

pretty bad you have to use social media to get friends now days lol.

29.10.2011 20:32

I feel proud to be in he 2% range, or as I can see, 1.5% range.

39.10.2011 23:05

it should not take a specialist to analyze that most of the teenager will be using social network....you can just tell....


Being nice always has its own consequences

410.10.2011 1:38

Originally posted by ROMaster2:
I feel proud to be in he 2% range

Likewise.

510.10.2011 7:01

Disconnected youth..
Sad

Jeff

610.10.2011 21:29
llongtheD
Inactive

Originally posted by Jeffrey_P:
Disconnected youth..
Sad

Jeff
What is even scarier is the destination this tuned out generation is being guided to. They're learning not to even question...

If your fish seems sick, put it back in the water.

711.10.2011 1:04

im in the 24-34 age group.i didnt use social media when i was a teenager due to not having a computer.I wasnt one of them spoilt 15 year old kids who's parents buy them the latest computer or mobile phone.


custom built gaming pc from early 2010,ps2 with 15 games all original,ps3 500gbs with 5 games all original,yamaha amp and 5.1channel surround sound speakers,46inch sony lcd smart tv.

811.10.2011 1:41

Originally posted by Jeffrey_P:
Disconnected youth..
Sad

Jeff
Explain please? How is being more connected to people and ideas disconnected?

911.10.2011 10:47

Does afterdawn count? If not, I am in the 3% for my age group.

Wait...I take that back...I got some useful information from a twitter page a few months back.



1011.10.2011 11:32

Originally posted by DVDBack23:
Originally posted by Jeffrey_P:
Disconnected youth..
Sad

Jeff
Explain please? How is being more connected to people and ideas disconnected?
The blank stare I was given by my nephew when I asked him how many of his 300+ facebook friends he'd actually met explains it all.

When laws allow unlimited ownership of ideas, it is to a society as iron fusion is to the core of a star.

When verified realities lead us to anger, we must learn to reevaluate our beliefs.

1111.10.2011 12:18

Originally posted by Clam_Up:
Originally posted by DVDBack23:
Originally posted by Jeffrey_P:
Disconnected youth..
Sad

Jeff
Explain please? How is being more connected to people and ideas disconnected?
The blank stare I was given by my nephew when I asked him how many of his 300+ facebook friends he'd actually met explains it all.
Well that's just silly but Twitter is one of the greatest innovations of the last decade and it has CHANGED this world. Everyone who disagrees does not use it correctly or only follow idiots who post what they are eating for lunch.


1211.10.2011 12:38

Originally posted by DVDBack23:
Originally posted by Clam_Up:
Originally posted by DVDBack23:
Originally posted by Jeffrey_P:
Disconnected youth..
Sad

Jeff
Explain please? How is being more connected to people and ideas disconnected?
The blank stare I was given by my nephew when I asked him how many of his 300+ facebook friends he'd actually met explains it all.
Well that's just silly but Twitter is one of the greatest innovations of the last decade and it has CHANGED this world. Everyone who disagrees does not use it correctly or only follow idiots who post what they are eating for lunch.

i dont use twitter simply because i want random strangers stalking me or knowing personal things in my life.as for facebook people seem to go nuts and add a bunch of random people.i personally have about 50 on facebook about 40 of them are my relatives and the rest people from the high school i went to.
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 11 Oct 2011 @ 12:39

custom built gaming pc from early 2010,ps2 with 15 games all original,ps3 500gbs with 5 games all original,yamaha amp and 5.1channel surround sound speakers,46inch sony lcd smart tv.

1311.10.2011 12:57

Originally posted by DVDBack23:
Originally posted by Clam_Up:
Originally posted by DVDBack23:
Originally posted by Jeffrey_P:
Disconnected youth..
Sad

Jeff
Explain please? How is being more connected to people and ideas disconnected?
The blank stare I was given by my nephew when I asked him how many of his 300+ facebook friends he'd actually met explains it all.
Well that's just silly but Twitter is one of the greatest innovations of the last decade and it has CHANGED this world. Everyone who disagrees does not use it correctly or only follow idiots who post what they are eating for lunch.

And the jury's still out on whether the change is ultimately good or bad. I'm not so quick to jump on the bandwagon.

When laws allow unlimited ownership of ideas, it is to a society as iron fusion is to the core of a star.

When verified realities lead us to anger, we must learn to reevaluate our beliefs.

1411.10.2011 17:30

Originally posted by DVDBack23:
Well that's just silly but Twitter is one of the greatest innovations of the last decade and it has CHANGED this world. Everyone who disagrees does not use it correctly or only follow idiots who post what they are eating for lunch.


You mean there are other idiots I could follow?? ;-P

Can't say Twitter does much more for me than Facebook. Every online entity that I pay attention to has a real RSS feed, so Twitter has always seemed horribly anemic by comparison. But that's probably just me.

1514.10.2011 23:05

Originally posted by Jeffrey_P:
Disconnected youth..
Sad

Jeff
Yes, you should appreciate life offline. Unfortunately for my generation they'll never get to truly experience such.

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