Pew Report on Adults and Social Networking

By Daniel A. Freeman |

The Pew Internet & American Life Project has just released this report (PDF), "Adults and Social Network Websites". It won't be a big surprise to us in the library world to learn that adult use of online social networking is skyrocketing, but still far behind that of children and young adults. Key Quote:

The share of adult internet users who have a profile on an online social network site has more than quadrupled in the past four years -- from 8% in 2005 to 35% now, according to the Pew Internet & American Life Project’s December 2008 tracking survey.