Generational differences

March 8, 2011

Saw yet another study about Facebook yesterday. This one drew conclusions about women and their self-worth from the number of pictures they posted. It turns out the study exclusively involved 23 year old women, something that makes me question the universality of its conclusions. Like other studies getting main stream media attention, before assuming applicability, look at the fine print. Most of the academic work out there is based on college aged kids. As we all know, there are vast generational differences in how we approach the internet – and, really, everything else in life. This graphic from the Pew Internet and American Life Project is a fascinating look at online behavior of Millennials through the G.I. Generation. Does it represent your generation well?

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