I have often wondered what the reaction of my friends children is to the arrival of mum and dad on their Facebook page. I always guessed it would be shock horror.
eMarketer estimates that 74.9% of teen Internet users were regular social network users in 2009, rising to 78.2% in 2010. By 2014, 85.7% of teen Internet users will use social networks.
How young people perceive the influx of older users depends on their age, according this survey in E-Marketer, conducted in May 2010.
A majority of younger teens reportedly hate it or feel annoyed or nervous when their parents are on the same social network, but among more mature 18- and 19-year-olds that percentage fell to 27%.
I am amazed they are so tolerant.
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