Social Networking Sites And Our Lives, the latest study from Pew Internet, looks at how “people’s trust, personal relationships, and civic and political involvement are connected to their use of social networking sites and other technologies”.

The report contains an absolute wealth of information, particularly in regard to Facebook, but there’s also lots of data about Twitter, LinkedIn and even MySpace.

One section that stood out for me was a look at the educational distribution of each social networking platform. Pew’s findings suggest that Twitter users are likely to be better educated than their Facebook brethren but, perhaps unsurprisingly, neither stands up particularly well against their LinkedIn counterparts.

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