FOR all the time they spend online, and it’s a lot, nearly half of US teenagers say they’d much rather spend time with friends in the real world.
NINE out of 10 young Americans aged 13 to 17 who took part in the national survey for Common Sense Media, a San Francisco think tank, acknowledged using some form of social networking.
Seventy five per cent maintained a social networking site, with Facebook far and away the most popular choice, and 51 per cent checked their sites at least once a day.
Yet 49 per cent identified seeing friends in person as their favourite way to communicate with them, mostly because “it’s more fun” and “I can understand what people really mean better this way”.
Thirty-three per cent favoured texting, while only seven per cent preferred a social networking site – and in a sign of how times have changed, a mere four per cent favoured talking over the telephone.
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