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  • BY: Amanda Lenhart, Senior Research Specialist RE: Adults and social network websites DATE: January 14, 2009, 4 PM EST 35% of adults & 65% of teens have profiles on Social Networking Sites.
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    • 1. Social Networking Sites: Good or Bad for Society<br />By: Aysha Meeks<br />
    • 2. Popular Sites…<br />images.google.com<br />
    • 3. What are Social Networking Sites?<br />Online communities<br />Allow people to develop profiles of backgrounds and interests<br />Communicate with friends and strangers<br />And share thoughts, photos, internet links, music, etc.<br />
    • 4. Networking<br />
    • 5. Author Barry Wellman<br />“The internet plays socially beneficial roles in a world moving towards ‘networked individualism.’”<br />
    • 6. Use of the Social Networking Sites<br />60 million receive help with major life issues. <br />59% of students with access to the Internet report that they use social networking sites to discuss educational topics including career and college planning, and 50% use the sites to talk about school assignments. <br />
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    • 8. Who is affected?<br />Everyone<br />All age groups own at least one profile on a social networking site.<br />
    • 9. Uses of Social Network Sites<br />
    • 10. Social Networking Sites and Politics<br />the day before the US presidential election, Democratic candidate Barack Obama had 2,379,102 Facebook. Republican John McCain had 620,359<br />Obama had 833,161 MySpace friends and McCain had 217,811. <br />Obama had 384% more Facebook supporters and 383% more MySpace friends than McCain <br />
    • 11. Using the Internet for information<br />Young voters seek information from social networking sites<br />“52% have gone online to look for more information about candidates’ positions on the issues.”<br />“More than a quarter of US voters younger than age 30 (including 37% of those aged 18-24) said they obtained information about the political campaigns from social networking sites.”<br />
    • 12. Politicians Use Networking Sites<br />“candidates in the 2008 election engaged potential voters with YouTube, Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, and other social media.” <br />
    • 13. Social Networking Sites<br />Beneficial for finding important contacts<br />Benefits students with educational needs<br />Help out politicians who need younger voters<br />Helps younger voters obtain information on politics<br />
    • 14. Go Sign Up…it’s FREE!<br />Images.google.com<br />

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