Social Networks: Not Just for Teens Anymore
Jim LiebeltJim 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
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.