A warning to worried adults everywhere: Facebook is here to stay and the Pew Internet and American Life Project has evidence to back it up.
Although some Generation Y-ers admit that they will cease to use social networking websites as they grow older, an overwhelming percentage maintain that they will continue to sign on. Mashable has more on Pew's most recent "Future of the Internet" study:
By 2020, members of Generation Y (today's 'digital natives') will continue to be ambient broadcasters who disclose a great deal of personal information in order to stay connected and take advantage of social, economic, and political opportunities. Even as they mature, have families, and take on more significant responsibilities, their enthusiasm for widespread information sharing will carry forward.
For members of this community, social networking sites provide them with the ability to communicate conveniently; privacy, at this juncture, is not of the utmost importance.
What do you think? Will you continue social networking as you grow older? Weigh in below.
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