Facebook use by age and function

Something about Facebook is just so strangely enchanting.

Although I’m sure this data already exists in some context, I would like to know how the specific purposes and usership of Facebook as a social networking platform differ by Age and also, belief’s about self-sufficiency. Mostly, I want to know if older people that use Facebook share common characteristics with younger people who use Facebook who are “mature” for their age, by region. If we were to compare people of all ages that use Facebook within their specific areas of the planet, I wonder if how people use Facebook is like a bell curve by function over different ages. One use of Facebook could be primarily for keeping in touch with relatives. Another could be doing schoolwork. Another could be growing your professional network. Yet another could be maintaining touch with people you met while travelling. Although the possibilities are probably somewhat endless, if researchers could approximate exactly what function people’s age demographic is most like to use Facebook for, then it would be very fascinating to see if those functions match up over some sort of median. Basically, I want to know if people who are using Facebook and are older adults are similar to adolescents, or younger humans. I’d like to know why, if that were the case. Now, it would probably just mean more intense marketing ploys on the Internet. But still. I’d be interested to find out how people use Facebook differently by their age.


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I am a teacher-to-be who loves people. I am not afraid of many things. I like to explain my thoughts logically on a very birds-eye view level--I was born thinking that way. I follow Jesus Christ, and I accept only that label to describe my identity--that I am a child of God, as are infinite others, regardless of their other identities. Christ is my one thing.

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