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The figures reported here are for social media usage among all adults, not just among those Americans who are internet users.
In many previous Pew Research reports, the share of social media users has been reported as the proportion of who had adopted such sites, rather than the full adult population, which continues to include a relatively small share (currently 15%) who still remain offline.
Nearly two-thirds of American adults (65%) use social networking sites, up from 7% when Pew Research Center began systematically tracking social media usage in 2005.
Pew Research reports have documented in great detail how the rise of social media has affected such things as work, politics and political deliberation, communications patterns around the globe, as well as the way people get and share information about health, civic life, news consumption, communities, teenage life, parenting, dating and even people’s level of stress.
At the same time, the share of those with a high school diploma or less who use social media has grown more than tenfold over the past decade.
There were modest differences by household income when Pew Research first began measuring social media usage in 2005: 4% of those living in households earning less than ,000 used social media, compared with 12% of those living in household earning ,000 or more.
This early-development of technology is the major reason India is known for being most active on social media.
In 2005, 2% of seniors used social media, compared with 35% today.
Google Plus has been slowly increasing and upgrading its features in the last few years.
The positive thing about the social networking site is it allows you to customize and organize people and interests into “circles”.
When it comes to race and ethnicity, trends in social media adoption are defined by similarities, not differences.
Whites, African-Americans and Hispanics have broadly adopted social media at the same brisk pace.