Pew Internet Study on Social Networking Websites and Youth

A new Pew Study on Social Networking Websites and Youth was published last week. Besides the interesting numbers (~ 55% of all young Americans are using online Social Networking plattsforms), Pew gives their definition of a social networking plattform:

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.

The full report can be downloaded from the Pew website.

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About Ines Mergel

I am Full Professor of Public Administration at the Department of Politics and Public Administration at University of Konstanz, Germany. Previously, I served as Assistant and then Associate Professor (with tenure) at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University, NY. In my research, I focus on informal social networks in the public sector and the adoption and diffusion of digital service innovations in government organizations. I teach classes on social media management, digital government, public management, and social network analysis.

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