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All in the Facebook family: older generations join social networks

Published on: 18.04.09
Source: http://www.cnn.com

According to an article written by John D. Sutter, CNN, Facebook, the popular social networking site, has become the family's No. 1 way to communicate.

While online social networks like Facebook, Twitter and MySpace are known as an important leisure activity for younger adults and juveniles, older generations in recent months have turn towards this medium at a faster rate than any other age group, according to industry reports.

Many of these older people use social networks to keep an eye on younger family members and often find fruitful connections with their peers after they have made friends of their children and grandchildren, according to an informal survey by Stanford University professor BJ Fogg.

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