Social Networking in the USA
Would it surprise you to hear that a recent survey concluded that the demographics of social media users in the United States was on the rise across all age groups?
According to the report, social networking in the United States started to take off around 2005. Most of them avid users were under 30. In less than six years, just under fifty percent of American internet users on social network sites were aged 18-29, and 8 percent were aged 30-49. Only 4 percent of those aged 50-64 were on social sites.
In the last six years, social networking has become wildly popular for all the age groups. By the end of 2012, middle ager 30-49 had almost caught up with the under 30. Surprisingly, almost a third of Americans aged 65 and older were social network users!
Once the shock of finding their parents on Facebook wore off; most families now report that this is the way they stay in touch. I thought it was funny that everyone except the 30-49 group took a break from Social platforms during the Christmas holidays.
Today’s chart from Statista displays increase of U.S. internet users on social networking sites from February 2005 to December 2012.