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Jim Liebelt Christian Blog and Commentary

Social Networks: Not Just for Teens Anymore

  • Jim Liebelt
    Jim is Senior Writer, Editor and Researcher for the HomeWord Center for Youth and Family at Azusa Pacific University. Jim has over 25 years of experience as a youth and family ministry specialist, and has been on the HomeWord staff since 1998. He has served over the years as a pastor, author, youth ministry trainer, adjunct college instructor and speaker. Jim’s culture blog and parenting articles appear on HomeWord.com. Jim is a contributing author of culture and parenting articles to Crosswalk.com. Jim and his wife Jenny live in Olympia, WA.
  • 2009 Aug 18
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I remember the uproar a few years back as students complained at the notion of allowing adults on Facebook. But, it seems now that the discussion was SO 2007.

A new study reveals that 59% of all U.S. Internet users, ages 16 - 54, who access the Internet every day or every other day, have a social networking profile somewhere. This is up from 43% in 2008, 40% in 2007, and 39% in 2006. The 16% increase in 2009 from 2008 reflects a trend of significant numbers of adults jumping onto the social netowrking bandwagon.

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