Well depending on how the survey was taken I think that is what determines if this is factual or not. I know in this reqion, or at least among my friends, we use Facebook more than Instagram or Twitter. Also, "Facebook might have an old-people problem" what?!! "19-25" year olds are not "old people". Tone implied that this age category was bad yet I know a lot of adults that live of off Facebook, which last I checked, is good for business. I honestly think this article makes too many assumptions and exaggerates a bit.
It does exaggerate and the assumptions aren't very accurate. Although, we have to think about how we as a community(our 2013 AP English class as a whole) are using it compared to others that are not in this course. You say you use Facebook for “good business”. I am guessing that you mean to connect and communicate with people instead of waste valuable time doing nothing. What you are saying makes sense because Facebook can be used as a tool to contact people to share thoughts and ideas. It may not happen often but hey it happens. I am not sure how to explain this but I feel that the article is not referring to us because we have learned to use technology in general to our advantage. To us it may seem like this article is completely false but maybe it is because we are in an environment where we use Facebook and all other sites as tools and not play items. Other people around our age may not be doing work on the same level as us and so they possibly don‘t know that there are sooo many ways to improve learning and everything really through technology. I hope this makes some sense.
When you said this, "Tone implied that this age category was bad yet I know a lot of adults that live of off Facebook, which last I checked, is good for business." Did you mean you use it for good business or they do?
There are so many components that go into this. I feel like it was a lazy generalization.
I really could care less if teens use different websites then "adults"do. I do find this website truthful because the numbers are about what I would guess, but they don't show any facts or how they got these numbers. Personally I'm glad Instagram and Snapchat is more teen ran because I enjoy having things that my parents aren't interested in!!
All I know is that adolescents use their computer a LOT. The article seemed a bit far fetched considering they said that facebook has an age problem, which I don't believe that to be true. However, I wouldn't be surprised if teens used Tumblr more than Facebook.
On what planet is there really a significant difference between the age groups 13-18 and 19-25??If they wanted to do a more informational study they could have included more age groups. Like 26-35, and 36-45 and so on. All of the people they interviewed are adolescents. A better comparison would be teenagers to middle aged adults. In my experience a lot of "young adults" are just teenagers with full time jobs.And I don't think Facebook has an "old people problem." It isn't a "problem" when "old people" use the internet at all...we WANT them there. Adults can connect to our generation better if they're online with us. To call it a problem makes them seem unwanted, which is just the opposite. I personally rejoice whenever someone older than 30 knows how to use social media. Surf on, "old people". Surf on.