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NY Times reports research findings on Facebook December 18, 2007

Posted by jeremyliew in facebook, myspace, social networks.

Interesting article yesterday from the NY times that outlines some of the research findings on Facebook users (spotted via Bokardo).

Some interesting quotes from the article:

Researchers learned that while people perceive someone who has a high number of friends as popular, attractive and self-confident, people who accumulate “too many” friends (about 800 or more) are seen as insecure…

Eszter Hargittai, a professor at Northwestern, found in a study that Hispanic students were significantly less likely to use Facebook, and much more likely to use MySpace. White, Asian and Asian-American students, the study found, were much more likely to use Facebook and significantly less likely to use MySpace…


1. carlos - December 18, 2007

true, all my hispanic friends only use myspace. i keep telling them its ghetto but do they listen?

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