Posts Tagged ‘interpersonal relations’

Facebook Refuseniks

December 16, 2011

Facebook Refuseniks

Facebook claims 200 million active users in the United States, about two-thirds of the population. “But the company is running into a roadblock,” writes Jenna Wortham. “Some people, even on the younger end of the age spectrum, just refuse to participate, including people who have given it a try.”

“The number of Americans who visited Facebook grew 10 percent in the year that ended in October — down from 56 percent growth over the previous year, according to comScore, which tracks Internet traffic.”

“One of Facebook’s main selling points is that it builds closer ties among friends and colleagues. But some who steer clear of the site say it can have the opposite effect of making them feel more, not less, alienated.”


I’ve Got to Take This Call

August 19, 2011

I've Got to Take This Call

13% of Americans fake cell phone calls to avoid awkward social situations, according to the Pew Research Center.  The study — oh wait, here’s a call, gotta go …

“13% fake talking on cell to avoid speaking with people,” CBS News

“Americans and Their Cell Phones,” Aaron Smith, Pew Internet & American Life Project

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