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Connecting to Kansas City's 'Net'Generation.

In their book,Connecting to the Net.Generation,Reynol Junco and Jeanna Mastrodicasa found in a survey of 7,705 college students in the US:
97% own a computer
94% own a cell phone
76% use Instant Messaging and social networking sites.
15% of IM users are logged on 24 hours a day/7 days a week
34% use websites as their primary source of news
28% author a blog and 44% read blogs
97% have downloaded music and other media using peer-to-peer file sharing
49% regularly download music and other media using peer-to-peer file sharing
75% of college students have a Facebook account
60% own some type of portable music and/or video device such as an iPod.

The complete title of the book is Connecting to the Net.Generation:What Higher Education Professionals Need to Know About Today’s Students and was written in 2007.  All the percentages are undoubtedly higher today.

Still think Facebook and Twitter and all those other ‘darn social whatever you call them things’ are just a waste of time?  The X and Y generations (born 1965 –1985) combined make up a demographic (over 100 million) larger than the baby boomer generation (born 1946 –1964 –approx 75 million) . 

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