Skip to comments.More than half of US adults use Facebook: study (Do you?)
Posted on 03/26/2011 11:07:09 AM PDT by decimon
SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) More than half of US adults use online social networking service Facebook, according to an upcoming study.
A report by Edison Research and Arbitron Inc. to be released on April 5 includes the finding that 51 percent of US residents age 12 or older have profiles set up at Facebook.
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I have a LinkedIn profile, but don’t use it for anything. No facebook, twitter, myspace, etc profiles.
I don’t. I heard some things about stuff in there being used against you and it scared me away. So many reasonable people seem to be on it, maybe there’s not a problem. I don’t know, isn’t there something else that’s come along that’s sort of taking it’s place?
I do; quite a few family events are planned on there, and it makes a handy group environment for things like that.
That and Bejeweled Blitz.. Why do I subject myself to it? Why?
I have no facebook, twitter, myspace or anything else. I only hang out at FR.
Also seems like a huge time sink.
You’ve got to be kidding. Of course, I do NOT use FB or similar. The world doesn’t need to know my emotional status or what I had for breakfast, nor do I care what anyone else had for breakfast or that they are crossing a street or what they put in their mocha lattee.
Me too. FR’s a pretty cool place.
I don't think so highly of myself that I expect the general public would be interested in my minute-by-minute moods, thoughts and/or bodily functions.
I don’t use any of them either.
Have? Yes. Use? That’s a different question entirely.
I do. I have very little information about me on it, and what i do is fake - BDay for instance.
It is very nice for keeping track of far-flung family and friends, and i access it a couple of times a week.
Like so many other things, it’s how you use it that determines its value or lack thereof.
I finally broke down and created a Facebook page - I wanted some bottled water coupons and many companies put their coupons solely on Facebook now. Drat
I signed up with a fake name - used a unused e-mail address.
It took forever to go through their security/profile adjustments to scrub the page clean of information on even this bogus page - and even then they are probably compiling info on my alias.
I do but only with friends and family. I am very cautious what I post there.
I don’t use facebook or similar either
(my wife however is an addict)
I have a FB profile. I move frequently with my job and I’ve found FB is a good way for my friends and family to keep in touch. I update it with new photos a few times a year and post something on my wall about once a month. I don’t play any of those Farmville or Mafia games.
So many Luddite Neanderthals here on FR. ;)
It’s bad enough you can’t hear someone talk (where that’s still done) w/o saying “like” every other word, but now you have to Like everyone...
I used to use FB but now nada. I find the site a bit confusing with all sorts of nonsense thrown in. Mostly annoying really!
I use facebook. I enjoy it but it can be a big time waster. For the most part, people can’t “hide” like they do on FR behind fake names. Some people don’t post their pics but most do.
So is Scramble. Eeeeevil ...
And Mafia Wars.
FR is awesome. Thank God for this site!
Just to enter contests. Haven’t won anything yet.
I recently read that Michelle will NOT allow her daughters to use social media. True?
Hell. No. I use Twitter for micro-blogging but no way on Facebook. The only time I will open an account is when my daughters are old enough to use it and their mother and I approve it which will be a while from now.
Facebook is a significant security risk!
And, NO, you won’t notice.
I’ve been considering Linked in but don’t know much about it.
Hell no on facebook or Gubment Book.
I don’t use it.
I've cut myself down to just Bejeweled Blitz. Everything else I've let go of... Slightly proud of that. :)
Dunno. I think they're both too young for Facebook, anyway.
So far the comments here are exactly what I would expect, unwittingly misinformed. Reminds me of a thread on Mac vs Windows...
FB is perfectly safe if your password isn’t 123 and your settings are correct, which really isn’t that hard to do. It’s no different then surfing the net, click on the wrong thing and badda-bing, your a bot on the internet for a HaX0r to use...
I use FB regularly, and mainly to keep up with all those who I now live 3..4..500 miles away from.
I definitely use Facebook. However, I get on Facebook about once a day where I get on Free Republic numerous times a day.
Now. Not now. Not ever.
No. Not now. Not ever. :-(
What is that?
I use it. My relatives and friends are scattered across the country. It is the best way to keep up with everyone. I don’t post about everyday things. It is better than classmates.
Smartest thing she has ever done (possibly the only thing). Those girls are too young and too exposed. Could you imagine one of those getting kidnapped because of some social network. It would be a complete disaster.
LOL... I don’t know who has time to waste on all those goofy games. I like facebook to keep up with friends and family across the country (and out of the country).
I do! Two of my sisters live out of state and it’s a great way to keep up with them. I have also found several high school friends. I’m in a Bloodhound forum online and have friends from there on my Facebook friend list. Facebook is fine if you are smart about it regarding security and don’t become addicted to it.
I agree. I don’t post that mundane stuff either. I do link people to things I think are relevant, cute, or interesting. There is some pretty good dialog that goes on and I also think it’s a great way to share Christ. That’s me. It’s the modern world. I imagine people felt telephones were evil too. We can use these tools for good or bad; for positive or negative. For me, it is mostly positive.
I do. I have family all over the country, including one sister (and nieces) in England. I have some friends from way back that I’ve re-connected with on FB... it’s fun to catch up.
I think so too!
See, if you were posting that on FB you could have deleted your
mistake and reposted before anyone was the wiser! ;~P
No. I don’t like those “social” networking things. I think they allow people to be snotty at will and exclusive; crowing about who’s who, what’s what, and who’s got what.
A friend’s DIL would post photos of her house and redecorating projects, post status of where they were going, what time they’d leave and be back home, then left one day, came back to find they’d been burglarized.
I wonder if that means that FR people like us are interested in the meaning and application of ideas, ideals, beliefs, and values more than “social networking.” Maybe so, eh?
I use a pseudonym on Facebook at my work. I often need to look into the background of individuals suspected of wrongdoing. I can’t believe what people say about themselves. Not smart.