NPR: Social Networking Sites Are Growing Up

A couple of Thursdays ago, while driving back from getting a haircut, I was, as usual, listening to NPR (National Public Radio). NPR has been running several stories in their Digital Culture reports about Social Networking sites such as MySpace and Facebook and how adults are now using them. And Thursday on Talk of the Nation, they had a broadcast called Online Social Networks no longer just for Teens. Here is a preview:

” Andy Carvin, NPR’s senior strategist for online communities, describes how online social networking sites are taking off among adults. No longer the domain of high-school and college students, today parents — and even grandparents — are logging on and finding friends.”

They also have links to other stories they have run, such as Social Networking Sites for Boomers Blossom and Social Networking on the Web Grows Up.

And as always, you can listen to the full audio podcast of any of their stories.

It was very interesting and well worth a listen.

~Susan Mellott

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