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NY Times reports research findings on Facebook December 18, 2007

Posted by jeremyliew in facebook, myspace, social networks.
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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…

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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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