Social networking from niche to mainstream

A social networking site is an online place where a user can create a profile and build a personal network that connects him or her to other users. In the past five years, such sites have rocketed from a niche activity into a phenomenon that engages tens of millions of internet users. More than half (55%) of all online American youths ages 12-17 use online social networking sites, according to a new national survey of teenagers conducted by the Pew Internet & American Life Project.

Read Social Networking Websites and Teens from the Pew Internet & American Life Project plus related articles from the BBC and the Financial Times

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