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The Rise of Social Networking

Over the past few years, sites like MySpace and Facebook have become wildly popular. Teens tell us why they love them.

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THE RISE OF SOCIAL NETWORKING

  • If Facebook were a country, it would be the world's fourth largest. - Facebook; CIA World Factbook, July 2009
  • 75% of online adults ages 18 to 24 have a profile on a social network site; 83% have those profiles on multiple sites. - Pew Research Center, January 2009

posted February 2, 2010

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