MySpace & Facebook research

 I’m not sure about the  validity or underlying assumptions that have been made in this research reported on the BBC news site http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/6236628.stm What do you think?

“Fans of MySpace and Facebook are divided by much more than which music they like, suggests a study.

A six-month research project has revealed a sharp division along class lines among the American teenagers flocking to the social network sites.

The research suggests those using Facebook come from wealthier homes and are more likely to attend college.

By contrast, MySpace users tend to get a job after finishing high school rather than continue their education. This division is just another way in which technology is mirroring societal values.”

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2 thoughts on “MySpace & Facebook research

  1. facebook was originally made for college students. facebook was made available to non-college students only little less than a year ago. so looking at that it’s kind of a ‘duh’ statement that kids on facebook on average are a little more wealthier than myspace. i mean look at the college populous. not to say that poor people don’t not go to college, most people who do go to college are wealthy enough to at least sign up for loans.
    higher education isn’t cheap and never really has been. what else do you expect?

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