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Saturday, 20th October 2012

Study: Adult Use of Social Networking Sites for Political Engagement

By Africa S. Hands

From Pew Research:

Some 60% of American adults use either social networking sites like Facebook or Twitter, and a new survey by the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project finds that 66% of those social media users-or 39% of all American adults-have done at least one of seven civic or political activities with social media.

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Africa S. Hands is an independent librarian with a focus on helping professionals understand and utilise social media and search engines through one-on-one tutorials and small group workshops. Africa tweets (@africahands) on resources of interest to information and higher education professionals.

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