Technology experts believe that sharing and engaging in social media is here to stay for Generation Y Internet users, according to a new study by The Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project.
Of the nearly 900 technology stakeholders and critics interviewed, 67% agreed that:
“By 2020, members of Generation Y (today’s “digital natives”) will continue to be ambient broadcasters who disclose a great deal of personal information in order to stay connected and take advantage of social, economic, and political opportunities. Even as they mature, have families, and take on more significant responsibilities, their enthusiasm for widespread information sharing will carry forward.”
Nearly 30 percent disagreed, saying that Generation Y users would “grow out” of sharing and using social media sites.
What do you think: Will social media die out with other fads, just as pogs and beanie babies faded into the distance, or will it continue to be a part of our daily routine?
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