AllFacebook InsideFacebook InsideMobileApps InsideSocialGames SocialTimes LostRemote TVNewser TVSpy AgencySpy PRNewser MediaJobsDaily UnBeige

The Social Web: How Different Age Groups Interact Online [INFOGRAPHIC]

Social media: it’s not just for kids.

In fact, social media as a whole is dominated almost entirely by people old enough to have kids – the average user of a social network is 37 years old. Millennials – people born between 1978 and 1994 (current ages 16-32) – were the first generation to be “raised” on the internet, and represent a significant portion of all online users.

Millennials are expected to be more influential than the baby boomer generation. As a group they spend an average of 23 minutes online each day – 75% use social networking sites and 59% get their news from the internet.

This infographic from Community 102 looks at how different age groups are interacting online.

(Source: Community 102.)

Mediabistro Course

Social Media 101

Social Media 101Get hands-on social media training for beginners in our online boot camp, Social Media 101! Starting September 4, social media and marketing experts will help you determine the social media sites that matter most to you, based on your personal and professional goals. Hurry, this boot camp starts next weekRegister now!