Showing posts from April, 2009
Where are your kids?  eMarketer has completed an excellent research on teens and Social Networks that you should read.         Teens on Social Networks   APRIL 16, 2009   Making friends is important, but the experience not always positive.  Young people are going online more than ever before, and many are using social networks. eMarketer estimates that in 2009, 15.5 million US Internet users ages 12 to 17, or 75%, will use social networks. In 2013, that number will jump to 17.9 million, or 79% of all online teens. According to the  Pew Internet & American Life Project , US teens mostly went to social networking sites in 2008 to interact with friends. That includes activities such as staying in touch, making plans, finding new friends and flirting. A poll of “technology embracing” youth ages 12 to 24 from the US, UK, Germany, Japan and India conducted by  OTX Research  hints at how young people are staying in touch. The average number of friends respondents had on a social ne