Connecting Generations: Social Media Steps Up

Older and younger people want the same thing from the Internet: to use online tools to connect with one another and protect their privacy. That’s the gist of a new study, which found that most Americans think social media sites are boosting the quantity and quality of family communication. At the same time, many people harbor deep concerns about the safety and security of their online activity. Social media may even be bridging the generation gap: More than one-fourth reported that communicating online with family members helps them better understand older or younger family members.

“Connecting Generations: Social Media Steps Up” By Austin O’Connor
February 7th, 2012

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